Lake Okeechobee News

9/19/2018 1:46:00 PM
WeatherNation TV
As it moved inland it drove the waters of Lake Okeechobee against the mud levees on its shores. When the levees failed, a surge inundated the communities of Okeechobee City, South Bay and Belle Glade, ...

9/19/2018 5:06:00 AM
Watchdog.org
Both governor candidates have vowed not to accept campaign contributions from Florida’s sugar industry because of the perceived causal link between Lake Okeechobee’s toxic algae and the red tide crisi...

9/18/2018 3:04:00 PM
Sun-Sentinel
As candidates try to blame someone else for the Lake Okeechobee algae crisis, here are two truths: Florida can’t fix this recurring problem without a massive public investment, and Gov. Rick Scott’s s...

9/18/2018 12:50:00 PM
Bay News 9
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Last weekend was the 90th Anniversary of the deadliest hurricane to ever hit Florida. The 1928 Lake Okeechobee hurricane was a classic Cape Verde hurricane that hit at the peak ...

9/15/2018 2:27:00 PM
WSVN
In the freshwater inland waterways, including major bodies of water like Lake Okeechobee, a toxic blue-green algae has formed as a result of polluted runoff. The algae blooms impact millions of ...

9/15/2018 11:43:00 AM
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
It was the fourth-strongest hurricane ever to hit Florida. The storm moved northwest past Lake Okeechobee and up the center of the state before arcing northeast. The estimates of fatalities vary but i...

9/14/2018 3:31:00 PM
WPTV-TV
Sunday marks 90 years since a storm slammed into the Glades and Lake Okeechobee overflowed. Thousands were killed. People in the Glades can't forget the storm and the awareness the Okeechobee Hurrican...

9/14/2018 12:41:00 PM
Law
the land use and environmental lawyer spent much of his youth immersed in Florida’s natural splendor and consequently developed an affinity for fishing and hunting alongside Lake Okeechobee at a very ...

9/14/2018 8:01:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
For decades, our community has endured immense damage from the Lake Okeechobee discharges. As the harm to our marine life, habitat, property values, small businesses — even very likely the health of h...

9/13/2018 9:33:00 PM
News4Jax
In the freshwater inland waterways, including major bodies of water like Lake Okeechobee, a toxic blue-green algae has formed as a result of polluted runoff. The algae blooms affect millions of Florid...

9/13/2018 7:28:08 PM
CNN
In the freshwater inland waterways, including major bodies of water like Lake Okeechobee, a toxic blue-green algae has formed as a result of polluted runoff. The algae blooms impact millions of Florid...

9/13/2018 2:45:00 PM
WINK News
Bill Nelson for help with the water quality crisis. Sen. Bill Nelson promised to fight for federal funding for projects like a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee hold extra water and prevent the need ...

9/13/2018 1:22:00 PM
weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill today that includes the authorization for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to reduce harmful discharges to the northern estuaries. The bill ...

9/13/2018 8:11:00 AM
The News-Press
Secondly, the people that came up with the plan for Lake Okeechobee. It's common knowledge a lake/pond will grow algae, weeds, etc., as nutrients build up if not enough water movement throughout. Now ...

9/12/2018 7:57:00 PM
WLRN
Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis said on Wednesday he plans to protect the environment if elected, including restoring the Everglades and ending algae blooms near Lake Okeechobe...

9/11/2018 9:13:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
It rebutted the myth that a storm’s wind is its biggest killer. And it’s the reason a giant dike surrounds Lake Okeechobee. It is, of course, the great hurricane of Sept. 16, 1928. You’ll see other co...

9/10/2018 6:35:00 PM
KUNC
On Florida's St. Lucie River, east of Lake Okeechobee, locks and a dam hold water before it races downstream to the estuary on what is known as Florida's Treasure Coast. But looking out over the river ...

9/10/2018 7:18:00 AM
The News-Press
In order to do that, they have donated richly to politicians who’ve used the Army Corps of Engineers to redirect nearby rivers and build a dike around the formerly shallower Lake Okeechobee. This is n...

9/10/2018 5:33:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
As I sit at my desk waiting for the rains to subside, I can't help but wonder what these rains will mean for the discharges into our waterways from Lake Okeechobee. I also think back to our return thi...

9/8/2018 11:17:00 AM
Sun-Sentinel
Then a jury awarded him $4.4 million for her attempts to block his plan to dig and sell rocks from a sugar cane field near Lake Okeechobee, store water there and sell it to a city. Be very careful wha...

9/7/2018 8:30:00 PM
wacotrib
Before industrialization in Florida, rain water flowed through northern and middle Florida wetlands down into Lake Okeechobee. Once the lake’s waters rose to a certain height, the water spilled over t...

9/7/2018 5:31:00 PM
WPTV-TV
Eye-opening numbers might pinpoint a key contributor to our current algae disaster. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says Hurricane Irma washed hundreds of metric tons of phosphorous ...

9/7/2018 3:43:00 PM
The Tampa Tribune
The conversation about water has reached a fevered pitch, and rightfully so. Red Tide, blue-green algae and Lake Okeechobee discharges are all extremely serious water issues that deserve serious atten...

9/6/2018 8:13:00 PM
WPBF
WEBVTT ANTHONY: A COMMUNITY MEETING AT SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT TOOK AIM AT WHAT’S CAUSING THE GROWING ISSUES WITH LAKE OKEECHOBEE. SOME FOLKS WE SPOKE WITH SAY THEY’RE FINALLY STARTING TO GET A...

9/6/2018 7:12:00 PM
WINK News
Lawrence Guilhempe says he’s tired of seeing the blue-green algae every time he walks outside his house in Cape Coral. “It seems the problem’s been going on for so long they can’t find a solution so h...

9/6/2018 1:41:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River will drop 22 percent Friday, Army Corps says Lake Okeechobee discharges will decrease from an average of 970 million gallons a day to 756.2 million gallon...

9/6/2018 11:34:00 AM
WPTV-TV
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee Friday. Flows at St. Lucie Lock & Dam will vary daily, but average 1,170 cubic feet per second over the se...

9/6/2018 11:31:00 AM
WPBF
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee. The change takes effect Friday and will be in effect until further notice. Flows at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) will vary ...

9/6/2018 11:31:00 AM
WPBF
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee. The change takes effect Friday and will be in effect until further notice. Flows at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) will vary ...

9/6/2018 10:34:00 AM
weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com
Torrential rain from Hurricane Irma washed more than 450 metric tons of phosphorus into Lake Okeechobee last September, contributing to a phosphorous dump that ended the year 10 times higher than ...

9/6/2018 12:12:00 AM
The Washington Examiner
The sugar industry in Florida has rightly been blamed for feeding pollutants that stimulate algal blooms in Lake Okeechobee and Florida watersheds into the state’s water system, potentially giving ris...

9/5/2018 7:56:04 AM
Florida Today
MELBOURNE — Experts will talk about how to clean up the Indian River Lagoon, Lake Okeechobee, plastics, and what they think is wrong with government water and climate policy Thursday night at a specia...

9/1/2018 5:33:00 PM
WINK News
The South Florida Clean Water Movement group gathered at the Franklin Locks in Alva Saturday to protest the water discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Water discharges from Lake O are nutrient rich and he...

8/31/2018 11:32:00 AM
Orlando Weekly
Dirty brown discharges, green algae blooms, dead fish – these are images Floridians have grown accustomed to, as billions of gallons of toxic water from Lake Okeechobee has poured into the state's est...

8/31/2018 9:51:00 AM
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story indicated that Mote scientists said Lake Okeechobee runoff is not fueling red tide. The story has been corrected. SARASOTA — Pollution from Lake Okeechobee ...

8/30/2018 9:39:00 PM
Naples Daily News
Marco Rubio: Lake Okeechobee discharges, toxic algae could 'fundamentally' alter Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio met privately with community leaders Thursday to discuss Lake Okeechobee discharges and t...

8/30/2018 5:58:00 PM
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
SARASOTA — Pollution from Lake Okeechobee is not fueling a red tide outbreak in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Mote Marine Laboratory scientists. "What we are seeing now is not unprecedented, but it ...

8/30/2018 12:28:25 PM
USA Today
If Lake Okeechobee discharges and the algae blooms they cause are allowed to "continue unabated," Florida could be "fundamentally altered," U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday. Like Rust Belt cities t...

8/30/2018 12:28:00 PM
USA Today
If Lake Okeechobee discharges and the algae blooms they cause are allowed to "continue unabated," Florida could be "fundamentally altered," U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday. Like Rust Belt cities t...

8/30/2018 11:57:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Marco Rubio: Lake Okeechobee discharges, toxic algae could 'fundamentally' alter Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio met privately with community leaders Thursday to discuss Lake Okeechobee discharges and t...





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