Lake Okeechobee News

7/20/2018 4:14:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
The blue-green algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee has decreased significantly from earlier this month with scientists hopeful the harmful spread is past its peak. An infrared satellite image taken Wednesd...

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

7/18/2018 6:13:00 PM
Naples Daily News
Democratic candidates for FL governor talk Lake Okeechobee, slam Scott at third debate The five candidates argued Wednesday night over the best way to combat nutrient runoff from Lake Okeechobee. Chec...

7/18/2018 10:48:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast grills Army Corps over Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River U.S. Rep. Brian Mast grills Army Corps of Engineers over Lake Okeechobee discharges and toxic blue-green algae ...

7/17/2018 5:46:00 PM
WPBF
WEBVTT THAT STORY, ALL NEW AT 6:00. TERRI: THAT STORY IS STILL BEING SHARED AND COMMENTED ON BY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. THE WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT SAYS ITS STATEMENTS ARE STILL CORRECT. SO I WENT BACK ...

7/17/2018 3:21:00 PM
WPTV-TV
Community leaders around Lake Okeechobee say the lake is "open for business." That's the message despite the images of algae blooms on the lake. "We caught maybe 8, maybe 12, 15 fish," said Skip Simmo...

7/16/2018 5:50:00 PM
WLRN
Last week, Gov. Rick Scott ordered a state of emergency for seven counties around Lake Okeechobee as a result of toxic algae blooms. Now the Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from the lake be...

7/16/2018 2:12:00 PM
Bay News 9
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. -- In Florida’s midterm elections, the mudslinging is covered in green slime. Nearly 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee covered in green algae Algae affecting fish, wildlife in nearby rive...

7/16/2018 10:00:00 AM
The Wall Street Journal
Florida is struggling to stop a massive algal bloom in Lake Okeechobee. Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in seven South Florida counties and instructed the Army Corps of Engineers, the bo...

7/16/2018 12:52:00 AM
WCTV
PINE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Residents of one southwest Florida community will protest the continuation of releases from Lake Okeechobee and the spread of blue-green algae throughout the region. The News ...

7/15/2018 9:54:00 AM
Chicago Tribune
Residents of one southwest Florida community will protest the continuation of releases from Lake Okeechobee and the spread of blue-green algae throughout the region. The News-Press reports the protest ...

7/15/2018 8:55:00 AM
Miami Herald
Residents of one southwest Florida community will protest the continuation of releases from Lake Okeechobee and the spread of blue-green algae throughout the region. The News-Press reports the protest ...

7/14/2018 1:15:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Gov. Scott called on the Army Corps of Engineers to send Lake O water south knowing there is nowhere for it to go. If he was sincere, he would make room for the water by suspending the permits by whic...

7/13/2018 2:47:00 PM
WFSU
Images of bright-green water caused by harmful algal blooms have taken center stage in ecological and political conversations in Florida. This week, the federal government approved more than $1.5 bill...

7/13/2018 2:03:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Toxic algae in C-25 Canal at Fort Pierce, says DEP; Lake Okeechobee discharges delayed The C-25 Canal is not connected to Lake Okeechobee, where discharges to the St. Lucie River were delayed a few ho...

7/13/2018 1:55:00 PM
WPBF
WEBVTT TERRI: YES AND BILLIONS OF CUBIC FEET OF WATER ARE NOW RUSHING THROUGH THES OPEN FLOODGATES EVERY SINGLE DAY. WE WENT TO LAKE OKEECHOBEE TO SEE WHERE THE ALGAE FORMATION BEGINS AND TO TALK TO O...

7/13/2018 1:04:00 PM
WPBF
WEBVTT PARKER IS LIVE WITH THE VERY LATEST. TERRI? TERRI: I ASKED THE CORP TODAY IN A CONFERENCE CALL IF THERE WERE ANY ALTERNATIVES TO SENDING ALL OF THAT ALGAE-LADEN LAKE WATER HERE, AND THE COLONEL ...

7/13/2018 8:04:00 AM
Fox News
MIAMI – Goopy green water flowed Friday from both sides of Lake Okeechobee, carrying toxic algae toward Florida's coasts. Col. Jason Kirk of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the pulsing water flo...

7/13/2018 7:54:00 AM
ABC News
Goopy green water flowed Friday from both sides of Lake Okeechobee, carrying toxic algae toward Florida's coasts. Col. Jason Kirk of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the pulsing water flows will ...

7/13/2018 7:25:00 AM
WSVN
MIAMI (AP) — Water releases from Lake Okeechobee toward both Florida coasts will resume Friday amid political backlash and a toxic algae bloom. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flushes water from the ...

7/12/2018 5:35:00 PM
WWL-TV
Tests have shown that algae in parts of Lake Okeechobee are 15 times as toxic as what the World Health Organization would consider as hazardous. Accuweather reporter Jonathan Petramala was at the scen...

7/12/2018 5:30:00 PM
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Organizers of Saturday’s Save Our Fisheries Convoy are tapping into anger and concern over a persistent red tide bloom and polluted Lake Okeechobee water releases. With the slogan “Enough is Enough,” ...

7/12/2018 3:59:00 PM
Gainesville
MIAMI — Water releases from Lake Okeechobee toward both Florida coasts will resume Friday amid political backlash and a toxic algae bloom. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flushes water from the lake ...

7/12/2018 2:36:00 PM
Sun-Sentinel
Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River will begin again Friday morning at 7 a.m., TC Palm is reporting. The Army Corps of Engineers' decision to resume the discharges comes as a massive alg...

7/12/2018 2:15:00 PM
CBS Miami
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Fresh water releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries as a means of managing regional flood risks will resume Friday, the U.S. Army Cor...

7/12/2018 1:57:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Tax breaks proposed for businesses affected by Lake Okeechobee discharges Sen. Bill Nelson filed bill to assist with Lake Okeechobee discharges and resulting toxic algae blooms. Check out this story o...

7/12/2018 12:58:00 PM
sfgate.com
MIAMI (AP) — Water releases from Lake Okeechobee toward both Florida coasts will resume Friday amid political backlash and a toxic algae bloom. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flushes water from the ...

7/12/2018 12:19:00 PM
Citrus County Chronicle Online
MIAMI (AP) — Water releases from Lake Okeechobee toward both Florida coasts will resume Friday amid political backlash and a toxic algae bloom. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flushes water from the ...

7/12/2018 9:44:00 AM
ABC7
The US Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to begin pulse releases averaging 3,000 cubic feet per second from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River. The announced comes four days into a paus...

7/12/2018 9:23:00 AM
WPTV-TV
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to resume releasing water from Lake Okeechobee Friday. It said the water level in the lake is approaching 14.5 feet, up 1.65 feet from its 2018 low in Ma...

7/12/2018 9:21:00 AM
NBC2 News
The US Army Corps of Engineers announced that releases will begin once again Friday from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. Releases had been suspended over the weekend afte...

7/12/2018 9:01:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River to resume Friday, Army Corps says Army Corps chief can't say discharges won't cause a repeat of the 2016 algae blooms in the St. Lucie River. Check out th...

7/11/2018 9:22:00 PM
NBC2 News
Water releases from Lake Okeechobee are expected to pick back up by the end of the week. The Army Corps of Engineers said it will be making an announcement tomorrow. Water releases have been stopped f...

7/11/2018 2:32:00 PM
Miami Herald
As waves of green continued to drift on the surface of Lake Okeechobee toward its eastern shores Wednesday, toxic algae congealed around boats at the Pahokee Marina and piled against the Port Mayaca L...

7/11/2018 1:44:00 PM
Orlando Weekly
The White House on Tuesday backed Florida’s effort to secure federal funding for a reservoir intended to move water away from Lake Okeechobee and reduce discharges that residents blame for repeated to...

7/11/2018 11:37:00 AM
WLRN
A plan to build a water storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee was approved by federal budget officials on Tuesday, as part of an effort to reduce blue-green algae blooms on Florida's coasts. The ...

7/11/2018 7:45:00 AM
Naples Daily News
Lake Okeechobee reservoir project gets thumbs-up from White House budget office The plan now gets sent back to the Army Corps, which will then submit it to Congress for authorization. Check out this s...

7/10/2018 5:35:00 PM
SFChronicle
Blue-green algae that covers much of Lake Okeechobee has been growing and flowing through canals connecting the freshwater lake to sensitive estuaries on the east and west coasts of the state. Residen...

7/10/2018 5:22:00 PM
WPTV-TV
STUART, Fla. - The Army Corps of Engineers is considering a request from Martin County to continue to delay freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee. There have been noted improvements in some Marti...

7/10/2018 3:58:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Lake Okeechobee reservoir project gets thumbs-up from White House budget office The plan now gets sent back to the Corps, which will then submit it to Congress for authorization. Check out this story ...





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