Lake Okeechobee News

5/26/2020 4:46:00 PM
Sun Sentinel
Lake Okeechobee has long served as a backup source of supplemental water for the communities along the lower east coast of South Florida during extended droughts.

5/26/2020 12:42:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Over Memorial Day, 14.5 inches of rain fell on St. Lucie County. But less than an inch fell on the Central Florida area that drains into Lake Okeechobee.

5/26/2020 12:39:23 PM
The St. Lucie News-Tribune on MSN.com
Over Memorial Day, 14.5 inches of rain fell on St. Lucie County. But less than an inch fell on the Central Florida area that drains into Lake Okeechobee.

5/25/2020 3:13:00 PM
WINK NEWS
We all remember images from the water crisis, blue-green algae plaguing the canals along the Caloosahatchee in Southwest Florida. Right now, there’s an area in Lake Okeechobee that experts are ...

5/23/2020 3:50:00 AM
Palm Beach Post
Florida political leaders say the Army Corps is violating the will of Congress that the reservoir be considered part of the Central Everglades Planning ...

5/21/2020 8:47:00 AM
Naples Daily News
The new start designation means work will be delayed by a year or more, they argued  in a joint statement issued last week after the Corps announcement.

5/20/2020 4:12:00 AM
News-Press
Lake Okeechobee is my home. I grew up on her waters and there is no other place I would rather be. The lake not only represents where I learned how to fish, it also is the lifeblood of my families ...

5/20/2020 1:00:07 AM
The St. Lucie News-Tribune on MSN.com
Increased communication among public and private agencies and increased public awareness helped drive decisions that create more capacity in Lake O.

5/18/2020 2:52:00 PM
WINK NEWS
Lake Okeechobee is at the center of a new battle that’s pitting the federal government against clean water advocates. The Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir Project, commonly known as the ...

5/18/2020 4:05:00 AM
E&E
Florida lawmakers are squaring off with the Army Corps of Engineers over the agency's handling of a major reservoir project aimed at boosting water supplies for the Everglades and keeping filthy ...

5/15/2020 9:09:00 PM
YAHOO!
Dozens of groups across Florida are fighting over Lake Okeechobee water levels. Some want to raise them to use as a back-up supply, but others say keeping levels higher will lead to problems down the ...

5/15/2020 5:17:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
By contending the reservoir is a new project, construction of the Army Corps' portion of the EAA reservoir could be delayed a year or more.

5/15/2020 12:07:00 AM
Public News Service
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - About 30 Florida conservation groups are telling Congress to reject a proposal that could lead to more water being kept in Lake Okeechobee during the dry season. The U.S. Sugar ...

5/13/2020 2:25:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
The Muck is renowned for producing football talent. Tales abound of kids growing up in that area — also known as the Glades — in west Palm Beach County on the shore of Lake Okeechobee and chasing ...

5/13/2020 3:14:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Who's right and who's wrong in a $130 million budget mystery remains to be seen. Is there money for the EAA reservoir and the C-23/C-24 canal project?

5/12/2020 2:59:00 PM
NBC2
Congressman Brian Mast said big sugar is trying to lobby Congress so more water can be kept in Lake Okeechobee. The summer of 2018 showed the dangerous consequences of freshwater water releases.

5/11/2020 8:02:00 AM
Orlando Sentinel
Lake Okeechobee is not a private water supply for agriculture. It’s a public resource. In deciding how to manage its water level after dike repairs are completed in 2022, the Army Corps of Engineers ...

5/10/2020 3:28:00 AM
Sun Sentinel
Lake Okeechobee is not a private water supply for agriculture. It’s a public resource. In deciding how to manage its water level after dike repairs are completed in 2022, the Army Corps of Engineers ...

5/8/2020 2:22:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
If the area south of Lake Okeechobee is deluged Sunday, the Army Corps will open the Port Mayaca lock to release water into the St. Lucie River.

5/8/2020 11:18:00 AM
News-Press
Shared adversity? Wasn't a thing this dry season, Caloosahatchee advocates say, but at least the river is now getting more freshwater from Lake Okeechobee ...

5/8/2020 6:52:00 AM
Palm Beach Post
The fight for South Florida’s water gets dirty as environmentalists battle cities and farmers over supply. One side says a proposed change will ...

5/8/2020 3:00:00 AM
Miami Herald
Conservationists have stepped up the fight against the sugar industry’s effort to maintain high Lake Okeechobee water levels — a move they say would favor farms over the Everglades during Florida’s ...

5/7/2020 4:14:00 PM
Engineering News-Record
A permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has cleared the way for construction to begin on the A-2 Stormwater Treatment Area, a constructed wetland in South Florida. Costing an estimated $207.8 ...

5/7/2020 4:11:00 AM
E&E
A fight over the management of Florida's Lake Okeechobee has erupted around water infrastructure legislation, pitting environmentalists against agribusiness interests and their allies on Capitol Hill.

5/7/2020 2:55:00 AM
Palm Beach Post
There's a new battle in the ongoing fight over Lake Okeechobee's water level.Over 30 Florida environmental groups have signed letters urging ...

5/6/2020 1:17:00 PM
Palm Beach Daily News
There's a new battle in the ongoing fight over Lake Okeechobee's water level.Over 30 Florida environmental groups have signed letters urging ...

5/6/2020 9:42:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Many people rely on Lake Okeechobee for its water. But environmentalists say a new play for water rights would "turn back the clock 20 years." ...

5/6/2020 12:02:00 AM
UPI.com
Florida researchers have started to study how hemp plants could battle toxic algae blooms by cleaning polluted waterways.

5/6/2020 12:02:00 AM
UPI.com
Florida researchers have started to study how hemp plants could battle toxic algae blooms by cleaning polluted waterways.

5/5/2020 5:39:00 PM
Sun Sentinel
In his April 14 op-ed, South Florida Water Coalition Director Ryan Rossi asserts that U.S. Rep. Brian Mast forced the Corps of Engineers to drain Lake Okeechobee and endanger the drinking water of 8 ...

5/5/2020 3:00:00 AM
Miami Herald
Reed Bowman and Young Ha Suh weren’t sure what they’d find when the two biologists were finally ready to test out their unusual experiment to save the Florida scrub-jay.

5/3/2020 11:58:00 AM
Sun Sentinel
Unprecedented hikes in water usage to combat COVID 19, combined with drought conditions and an intentionally diminished Lake Okeechobee water supply, created the perfect storm to critically endanger ...

5/1/2020 4:14:00 PM
United States Army
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded the final contract for the cutoff wall required as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), the earthen ...

5/1/2020 3:25:00 PM
Florida Politics
A collection of advocacy groups is urging members of the Florida congressional delegation to back a provision in a federal water law that would boost Lake Okeechobee’s water levels. Those letters were ...

5/1/2020 2:15:00 PM
WINK NEWS
More water is now headed from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee estuary. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says pulse releases will resume Saturday morning. This comes as work begins on the ...

4/30/2020 3:33:00 PM
Miami Herald
Workers have started excavating the site of a stormwater treatment area south of Lake Okeechobee that’s part of a massive $1.6 billion reservoir meant to clean polluted water before it reaches the ...

4/30/2020 10:20:00 AM
Inman
An estate in a remote part of southeastern Florida has hit the market for $25M — but it's only the most recent socially distant home to draw attention from the upper class ...

4/30/2020 1:45:00 AM
WPBF
A line of strong storms out ahead of a cold front will sweep through South Florida today from about noon until the early evening. There is a risk some of the storms could turn severe with wind gusts ...

4/27/2020 6:23:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Dry season in Florida often means rainfall is scarce, but it affects Lake Okeechobee in good ways and bad. Rains are coming, though - probably.

4/27/2020 6:12:02 AM
The St. Lucie News-Tribune on MSN.com
Dry season in Florida often means rainfall is scarce, but it affects Lake Okeechobee in good ways and bad. Rains are coming, though - probably.





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