Lake Okeechobee News

4/25/2018 12:54:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
Ripe clouds piled up east of Lake Okeechobee on Tuesday, growing tall at the edge of a southwest wind and fated for an afternoon collision with an approaching cold front. The clash of boundaries suspended raindrops atop powerful updrafts high in the ...

4/25/2018 8:29:00 AM
WGCU Southwest Florida
The Herbert Hoover Dike is comprised of 143 miles of levees around Lake Okeechobee, the nation’s 10th largest lake. It’s existed in its current form since the 1960s, and has done its job of protecting those living near it from catastrophic flood events ...

4/24/2018 11:01:00 PM
The St. Augustine Record
Sea level rise is one, cleaning up Lake Okeechobee is another. Billions of dollars will be spent, with no real guarantee of success. But there is one thing we all can do today, now, immediately; and the cost is a few dollars each for the purchase of a ...

4/24/2018 3:58:00 PM
WSVN
We’ve been watching a slowing and weakening cold front. It was entering the region late Wednesday but started losing its punch south of Lake Okeechobee. Storms managed to hold together into Palm Beach County, but most thunderstorms fell apart ...

4/24/2018 9:29:00 AM
Southeast AGNET
These muck soils were lake-bottom historically, before the influx of people into south Florida required the taming of Lake Okeechobee with a dike to prevent flooding of what is now millions of homes to the south. The muck soil is rich with nutrients ...

4/20/2018 11:56:00 AM
The News-Press
Shingle Creek. Kissimmee River. Lake Okeechobee. Caloosahatchee. Those names are the heart of Florida’s water, wildlife and economic environment. Those words, for decades, have created a storm of name calling, blame, threats, ruined political careers and ...

4/19/2018 1:36:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Herbert Hoover Dike: Florida gives Army Corps $50 million for Lake Okeechobee repairs Army Corps: Florida's grant will help expedite repairs, but not enough to meet Gov. Rick Scott's 2022 goal. Check out this story on tcpalm.com: https://www.tcpalm.com ...

4/19/2018 2:53:00 AM
Dredging Today
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed an agreement with the state of Florida to accept $50 million of state funds to help with rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The agreement is the result of a measure passed ...

4/18/2018 7:52:00 PM
Sunshine State News
Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday the acceleration of overdue repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. Scott championed state funding of $100 million for these repairs during the last two legislative sessions. Said Scott ...

4/17/2018 6:52:00 AM
Travel + Leisure
From birds and bobcats to the odd manatee, 730-square-mile Lake Okeechobee is a sprawling waterway you can hike around (there’s a 100-mile-plus trail), or skim over by boat. Fishing’s also a popular activity—its shallow waters make it a great place ...

4/17/2018 2:14:00 AM
BassResource.com
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 Reed Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake ...

4/13/2018 11:38:00 AM
WPTV-TV
The scare from Hurricane Irma showed many in the Glades the danger can come from the storm and from Lake Okeechobee. Sarah Pittman knows her community of Belle Glade is threatened every hurricane season. "It was scary to me," said Pittman. With Irma ...

4/13/2018 3:08:00 AM
The Produce News
He founded the namesake business growing sweet corn and green beans on fewer than 300 acres of fertile farmland beside Lake Okeechobee in Pahokee, FL. Eighty-five years later, the company now farms 12,000 acres across the southern Florida region ...

4/12/2018 6:46:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Lake Okeechobee reservoir land bought by South Florida Water Management District The 490 acres doesn't enlarge the project footprint; it was already part of the approved design. Check out this story on tcpalm.com: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local ...

4/11/2018 11:31:00 AM
Growing Produce
Some of the highest population densities can be found north and west of Lake Okeechobee. Rooting by hogs can create extensive damage to property, irrigation systems, and crop beds. The swine also can spread disease to livestock. According the Bill Giuliano ...

4/7/2018 7:07:00 PM
Aiken Standard
Vast, untamed habitats of more than 3,500 square miles stretched from Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Keys. She emphasized the wealth of organisms that thrived in the myriad rivers, lakes, rock outcroppings and hammocks of elevated soils that characterized ...

4/6/2018 4:20:00 PM
The Tampa Tribune
The bill would have also called for new requirements in the operation of the ongoing C-51 reservoir project south of Lake Okeechobee and creating a program that would have allowed sewer plants to obtain longer permits and a presumption of compliance with ...

4/6/2018 2:43:00 PM
Miami Herald
The bill would have also called for new requirements in the operation of the ongoing C-51 reservoir project south of Lake Okeechobee, and the creation of a program that would have allowed sewer plants to obtain longer permits and a presumption of ...

4/5/2018 3:06:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Rivers Coalition members back reservoir to cut Lake Okeechobee discharges Activists who oppose Lake Okeechobee discharges outline conditional support for the proposed reservoir in a letter to Army Corps of Engineers. Check out this story on tcpalm.com ...

4/4/2018 10:04:00 PM
BassFan
In 13 derbies, he'd finished 111th or worse 10 times. He appears to have figured something out this year, though, as he began the campaign with a solid finish (46th) at Lake Okeechobee, and things have only improved from there. He posted a career-best 9th ...

4/4/2018 1:38:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
The fire burned in a mosaic on Lake Okeechobee on Wednesday, meandering around damp areas to find the dried grasses and fuel-rich mats of dead vegetation exposed when the freshwater receded this dry season. An ambitious 5,000-acre scar was the day’s goal ...

3/29/2018 1:39:00 PM
WINK News
Lake Okeechobee releases have a major influence on water quality in Southwest Florida. While Rooney says they have more money than ever before from the Herbert Hoover Dike, he adds they’re short in other areas. “Right now when we go on the boat ...

3/29/2018 1:39:00 PM
WINK News
Lake Okeechobee releases have a major influence on water quality in Southwest Florida. While Rooney says they have more money than ever before from the Herbert Hoover Dike, he adds they’re short in other areas. “Right now when we go on the boat ...

3/28/2018 12:53:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Were we to give him a letter grade, it would be a solid B. When he assumed the presidency, Negron laid out four priorities: Expanding water storage south of Lake Okeechobee, boosting higher education, "decriminalizing adolescence" and "embracing the ...

3/27/2018 1:44:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Lake Okeechobee reservoir plan submitted to Army Corps of Engineers Florida's U.S. senators and 14 Congress members asked the Army Corps to expedite design approval. Check out this story on tcpalm.com: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/indian-river ...

3/22/2018 10:05:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Rick Scott and state lawmakers to insist on the best possible solution for diverting and cleaning billions of gallons of discharges from Lake Okeechobee. That didn't happen. What we're getting instead is a reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area ...

3/22/2018 5:45:00 AM
WGCU Southwest Florida
Eikenberg said testing for that fourth and final stage will take place starting in 2019 in an area north of Lake Okeechobee, which has struggled with nutrient runoff from ranches and farms. Read more: Algae Again Threatening Indian River Lagoon Teams ...

3/21/2018 2:57:00 PM
WLRN
Eikenberg said testing for that fourth and final stage will take place starting in 2019 in an area north of Lake Okeechobee, which has struggled with nutrient runoff from ranches and farms. Read more: Algae Again Threatening Indian River Lagoon Teams ...

3/21/2018 6:13:00 AM
Shooting Illustrated
To take a closer look at these new models, Shooting Illustrated traveled to the shores of Lake Okeechobee, FL, to Quail Creek Plantation, a beautiful quail-hunting reserve encompassing more than 4,000 acres of pristine landscape and filled with all the ...

3/20/2018 8:24:00 PM
Naples Herald
The four-day music festival is situated on over 600 lush acres just north of Lake Okeechobee and draws some of the biggest multi-genre performers of the year, including Halsey, Slightly Stoopid, Travis Scott, Zeds Dead, Judah and the Lion and The Flaming ...

3/19/2018 11:44:00 AM
Tampa Bay Times
But let’s say a small reservoir that catches and re-routes Lake Okeechobee’s marathon toilet flushes is better than nothing. The project still must be approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, an often sluggish partner, and also by Congress ...

3/19/2018 2:00:00 AM
Florida Politics
Among those, beefing up higher education “with world class faculties,” addressing pollution in Lake Okeechobee, and “decriminalizing adolescence” with pre-arrest diversion programs and making it easier to expunge juvenile arrest records.

3/18/2018 9:38:00 PM
Slate
It cut off the flow of freshwater from Lake Okeechobee to the southern Everglades, drying up the wetlands and creating an environmental catastrophe. Today, critics regard Tamiami Trail as emblematic of Florida’s shortsighted approach to urban development ...

3/18/2018 9:23:00 PM
Sunshine State News
On Friday, March 23, Rooney will host a tour of the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed for former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Id., the chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Water Development Appropriations ...

3/17/2018 5:35:00 AM
Florida Politics
The blob on the top right corner? That’s Lake Okeechobee. And it is meant to represent his commitment to reducing harmful discharges into communities east and west of the lake. That includes his home community. Last but not least, the two images standing ...

3/16/2018 11:01:00 AM
Miami Herald
But let’s say a small reservoir that catches and re-routes Lake Okeechobee’s marathon toilet flushes is better than nothing. The project still must be approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, an often sluggish partner, and also by Congress ...

3/14/2018 11:07:00 AM
The Tampa Tribune
Includes $100 million for Florida Forever, the state's environmental land buying program, $175 million for Everglades restoration, $50 million to expedite the rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee, $30 million for various water ...

3/13/2018 2:22:00 PM
WLRN
The South Florida Water Management District announced Thursday that its board has approved handing off a design for a water storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to its federal partner. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will now begin reviewing the ...

3/13/2018 1:09:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
Cabbage season is currently underway in the Everglades Agricultural Area, which includes western Palm Beach County’s Glades area around Lake Okeechobee. Buddy McKinstry of Heritage Farms Produce, Belle Glade, said, “I am proud that my family works hard ...

3/13/2018 1:09:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
Cabbage season is currently underway in the Everglades Agricultural Area, which includes western Palm Beach County’s Glades area around Lake Okeechobee. Buddy McKinstry of Heritage Farms Produce, Belle Glade, said, “I am proud that my family works hard ...





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