Lake Okeechobee News

2/23/2018 11:52:00 AM
Cheat Sheet
If you travel through central Florida, you’ll find the small town of Lake Placid in Highland County, not far from Lake Okeechobee. This area rivals southern Texas for out-of-control spending on cars. It won’t take a mathematician to see that a median ...

2/23/2018 6:45:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Has nasty water in the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon affected your outdoor activities? Or your health? U.S. Rep. Brian Mast wants to know about it. The Palm City Republican is asking his constituents to fill out a survey on South Florida water ...

2/23/2018 5:22:00 AM
AlterNet
In the 1980s Douglas lent her support to the Florida Rural Legal Services, a group that worked to protect migrant farm workers, especially those employed by the sugar cane industry near Lake Okeechobee. In 1985 Douglas campaigned to get the Dade County ...

2/22/2018 5:56:00 PM
BassFan
Jamie Horton, Koby Kreiger and John Devere all logged triple-digit finishes at Lake Okeechobee last month. Today, the trio occupies the top three spots on the leaderboard after a stellar day 1 at the Harris Chain of Lakes. They're all seeking a little ...

2/22/2018 5:14:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Capt. Butch Butler of Okeechobeeguide.com said the legendary world class fishery of Lake Okeechobee is not disappointing his clients. Wild shiners are the best bait going, but plenty of big fish can be caught by anglers tossing worms, flukes, jerk baits ...

2/22/2018 9:13:00 AM
Naples Daily News
Wanless displayed a series of projected maps of the area with increasing sea levels. At nine feet, Lake Okeechobee becomes a lagoon, part of the ocean. With six feet of SLR, most of Naples is underwater – and that’s before dealing with a storm that ...

2/21/2018 6:00:00 PM
Daily Commercial
Frederick is the only one who can match that feat this year, having opened the season with his first Tour win last month on Lake Okeechobee. Now the FLW Tour comes to Frederick’s home course, as it were, for the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes ...

2/21/2018 4:13:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
The Cracker Trail was the only dry route across Florida with the Kissimmee River and its floodplains to the north and Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades to the south. For more information, go to crackertrail.org. The first Fort Pierce Blessing of the Fleet ...

2/21/2018 1:32:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
The area stretches from Boca Raton to Sebastian and out to Lake Okeechobee. Travers said he signed up for the Explorers to get his volunteer hours for school, but he knew he found a career as a paramedic-firefighter when he started doing ride-alongs.

2/21/2018 11:37:00 AM
The Ledger
$5 ramp fee. Call Andrea Ingram at 863-221-6877 or Matt Ingram at 863-412-5207. The next FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB tournament is Saturday on Lake Okeechobee. Call Darryl Cole at 352-516-0869 or Nick Whitten at 863-450-0367. The next MOSAIC BASS CLUB tournament ...

2/20/2018 1:38:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
A Stuart physician wants to succeed Joe Negron in the Florida Senate, and he cited Lake Okeechobee discharges as a priority in his campaign announcement Tuesday. Robert Levy, a Democrat who works pro bono at the Martin County Volunteers in Medicine ...

2/20/2018 1:18:00 AM
Patch
Rooney's district includes a large area spanning from eastern Tampa Bay to the western shores of Lake Okeechobee. He said he looks forward to serving Florida in the future, but in a different capacity. An estimated 768,000 residents live in Rooney's district.

2/19/2018 5:02:00 PM
Fox News
Rooney's district covers a large, mostly rural area of south central Florida, stretching from just south of Lakeland to Fort Myers and the Gulf coast to the western shore of Lake Okeechobee.

2/17/2018 10:31:00 AM
Scout
FLW Pro Jeremy Lawyer used the term “relieved” to describe his 15th place finish on Florida’s infamous Lake Okeechobee, which kicked off his sophomore year on the FLW Tour. Lawyer then added, “elated” to his list of emotions when he learned he ...

2/16/2018 9:35:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
The iconic fauna of Florida’s river of grass once thrived in a nourishing overflow from Lake Okeechobee, and is included in restoration efforts to undo some of man’s meddling in the state’s natural plumbing system. But the multi-billion dollar plan ...

2/16/2018 10:31:00 AM
bizjournals
In 2015, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) recognized farmers in the EAA, south of Lake Okeechobee, for their highly successful 20 year partnership in Everglades restoration. It is a recognition that Alfonso Fanjul told the audience on ...

2/15/2018 8:57:00 PM
Upi.com
a development company conducting a mining and water treatment in Lake Okeechobee. Hurchalla, who is the sister of now deceased former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, was opposed to the Lake Point project because she believed it would damage South Florida ...

2/15/2018 8:57:00 PM
Upi.com
a development company conducting a mining and water treatment in Lake Okeechobee. Hurchalla, who is the sister of now deceased former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, was opposed to the Lake Point project because she believed it would damage South Florida ...

2/15/2018 8:57:00 PM
Upi.com
a development company conducting a mining and water treatment in Lake Okeechobee. Hurchalla, who is the sister of now deceased former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, was opposed to the Lake Point project because she believed it would damage South Florida ...

2/15/2018 12:22:00 PM
WKYC
about 35 miles from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., bordered by Lake Okeechobee to the north and the Everglades to the west. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of Wednesday's horrific shooting, was named for the legendary Florida environmentalist whose ...

2/14/2018 8:38:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
The Lake Point saga dates to 2008 when the company bought about 2,200 acres in far western Martin County near Lake Okeechobee that was slated for a polo community. The purchase price was a $47.7 million. The current total market value for tax purposes is ...

2/14/2018 3:17:00 PM
Orlando Sentinel
Last Friday, Congress approved a $400 billion budget that reflects the work of many talented people who advocated for a rational, effective and prompt solution to the dilemma facing Floridians who live and work in the coastal communities along the St ...

2/14/2018 2:56:00 PM
Tampa Bay Times
Nelson joined a bipartisan group of senators for the meeting. The Florida Democrat has a fresh beef with the administration over the Lake Okeechobee dike, as the president's budget would require the state to pay $200 million for work. “That’s absurd.

2/13/2018 5:09:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
Reconstruction of the aging dike, an earthen barrier holding back Lake Okeechobee from flooding Glades-area communities, is a $96 million line item in President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget released this week. The president highlights it as an ...

2/13/2018 1:57:00 PM
ABC7
The ship used to sail through Lake Okeechobee years ago and routinely would make stops in Fort Myers. With boating restrictions tightening along the canal systems, the boat can no longer sail straight through. Company officials said they go where they are ...

2/13/2018 11:46:00 AM
WLRN
State dollars will be needed to speed federal repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee, under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. Gov. Rick Scott was quick Monday to praise direction given in the proposed budget as solidifying ...

2/13/2018 3:42:00 AM
BassResource
Bass fishing tips, tricks, and tactics. Includes articles, videos, news, and forums for beginning to advanced anglers. The largest bass fishing site on the Web! The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide Buck Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake ...

2/12/2018 9:23:00 PM
Sunshine State News
President Donald Trump kept his promise to Gov. Rick Scott and the people of Florida by including in his fiscal 2019 budget expediting rehabilitation of the dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee and provides flood protection for South Florida.

2/12/2018 4:54:00 PM
Southeast AGNET
State dollars will be needed to speed federal repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee, under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. Gov. Rick Scott was quick Monday to praise direction given in the proposed budget as solidifying ...

2/12/2018 4:12:00 PM
The Palm Beach Post
Soon after his team clinched the franchises’ first-ever World Series championship last November, the righthanded pitcher flew home to Lake Worth, grabbed his fishing gear, and headed to Lake Okeechobee. “I went home and relaxed,” said Peacock ...

2/11/2018 2:02:00 PM
Naples Daily News
Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s support for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee has always seemed lukewarm at best. Last year, as Senate President Joe Negron fought to pass Senate Bill 10, the measure authorizing and funding the reservoir, Scott stayed ...

2/10/2018 3:21:00 AM
WRAL.com
Things such as agricultural pollution in Lake Okeechobee, the recurring algae blooms on the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, and the saltwater from rising sea levels encroaching on our underground drinking water supplies. Not to mention a commitment to ...

2/9/2018 3:26:00 PM
The Palm Beach Post
“I’m so glad to meet with the elected officials and the residents out by Lake Okeechobee because they’ve been been fearful that a big storm’s gonna come along and it’s going to breach that dike,” Nelson said during a meeting with Glades ...

2/9/2018 7:35:00 AM
WSVN-TV
A weak cold front has parked itself over Lake Okeechobee and with our onshore flow, managing to drive in occasional showers. Although rain chances are slight, there is enough moisture to see brief downpours at times. By tonight, it should be drier and the ...

2/9/2018 4:00:00 AM
Miami New Times
(ICE denies the claims.) Though some of the immigrants have been transferred to detention centers closer to their homes, 52 of them are still housed at the Glades County Detention Center just west of Lake Okeechobee. But the Somalis say their mistreatment ...

2/8/2018 6:04:00 PM
MyPalmBeachPost
Things such as agricultural pollution in Lake Okeechobee, the recurring algae blooms on the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, and the saltwater from rising sea levels encroaching on our underground drinking water supplies. Not to mention a commitment to ...

2/8/2018 11:02:00 AM
The Miami Herald
including the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee. It also includes funding for beach nourishment, Everglades restoration efforts that were hampered by Irma and funds to remove debris in the Florida Keys. “We still have canals in Monroe County ...

2/8/2018 10:35:00 AM
TCPalm
Good things come in small — if 17,000 acres can be considered small — packages, according to the South Florida Water Management District. After considering five options for a reservoir to cut harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges, the water district ...

2/7/2018 3:50:00 PM
BassFan
I felt the urge for enlightenment again recently when the FLW Tour visited Lake Okeechobee. This time, however, I never left my living room; instead, I logged on to FLW Live, refilled my glass of tea and entered a different universe. Within 10 minutes ...

2/7/2018 2:16:00 PM
Tampa Bay Times
Herbert Hoover Dike protects thousands of Floridians who live around Lake Okeechobee from the threat of catastrophic flooding. The Army Corps of Engineers says it needs approximately $200 million per year, for the next four years, to finish work on the ...





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