Lake Okeechobee News

12/16/2018 9:49:00 PM
Gainesville
DeSantis’ focus, Mast, said, is, “What can he do right now?” In a state reeling from a summer when red tide fouled the Gulf Coast and toxic, blue-green algae from Lake Okeechobee polluted Atlantic coa...

12/16/2018 9:16:00 AM
ABC7
Marchers want to hold Desantis accountable for promises he made to help Southwest Florida during the election, including working to stop Lake Okeechobee releases. FORT MYERS, Fla. - Protesters in Sout...

12/15/2018 7:52:00 PM
The St. Augustine Record
DeSantis’ focus, Mast, said, is, “What can he do right now?” In a state reeling from a summer when red tide fouled the Gulf Coast and toxic, blue-green algae from Lake Okeechobee polluted Atlantic coa...

12/14/2018 2:21:00 PM
WPTV-TV
PAHOKEE, Fla. — The Liquid Heart of the Everglades, as they call it, has long suffered from high water levels and pollution flowing in from the Kissimmee River. SPECIAL COVERAGE: Protecting Paradise " ...

12/13/2018 12:10:00 PM
Sunshine State News
This will help determine the capacity to hold more Emergency Estuary Protection Wells, helping reduce the need for potentially harmful releases from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal estuaries that ...

12/13/2018 7:38:00 AM
The Palm Beach Post
said he'll ask the president to help get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to end toxic discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. "That’s my goal, is to have no disc...

12/13/2018 1:32:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
One issue we experience in Stuart is the discharge of nutrient-rich water from Lake Okeechobee through constructed canals to control the quantity of water. What we failed to do is consider how we mana...

12/12/2018 10:38:00 PM
Sunshine State News
Nobody, no body, has a better handle on the good, the bad and ugly of Everglades politics and the South Florida Water Management District than the local Okeechobee newspaper, the Lake Okeechobee News.

12/12/2018 10:52:00 AM
The Palm Beach Post
Start your engine, roll down your windows and get ready to drive west! When the weather is cooler and and the rain stays away, it’s road-trip season in Florida. However, we know calling this “fall” or ...

12/12/2018 10:09:00 AM
The News-Press
Why are agencies burning 3,000 acres on Lake Okeechobee? Agencies are burning 3.000 acres on Lake Okeechobee to improve fish and wildlife habitats between the Moore Haven Canal and Sportsman Cut. Chec...

12/12/2018 8:52:00 AM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
SFWMD board could pay $7.2 million for test well to cut Lake Okeechobee discharges The South Florida Water Management District board is considering testing a $7.2 million deep water-storage well to cu...

12/12/2018 5:45:00 AM
Watchdog.org
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases water from Lake Okeechobee during Florida’s rainy summers to maintain a water level “buffer” in the impoundment that won’t overwhelm and breach its 30-foot ea...

12/12/2018 1:11:00 AM
The Palm Beach Post
Mast, a Republican whose Northern Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast district is plagued by algae-clogged water releases from Lake Okeechobee, has been counting on the plan to divert future releases ...

12/12/2018 1:11:00 AM
The Palm Beach Post
Mast, a Republican whose Northern Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast district is plagued by algae-clogged water releases from Lake Okeechobee, has been counting on the plan to divert future releases ...

12/11/2018 6:48:00 PM
WPBF
WEBVTT THAT’S THE FEDERAL LAW THAT FORBIDS DISCHARGING POLLUTANTS INTO LOCAL WATER, SOMETHING SOME PEOPLE SAY IS THE MAIN CULPRIT FOR THE BLUE-GREEN ALGAE IN LAKE OKEECHOBEE. IT’S A CLEAN WATER ROLLBA...

12/11/2018 2:19:00 PM
Sun-Sentinel
Last month, the district’s government board unanimously approved a lease that would allow Florida Crystals to keep growing sugar on state land that will be a reservoir to hold water released from Lake ...

12/11/2018 11:45:00 AM
Florida Sportsman
The recreational harvest season for snook closes December 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2019, reop...

12/10/2018 10:08:00 PM
BassFan
Part one examined the Elite Series. Below are the details from the FLW Tour events. Tim Frederick – Lake Okeechobee (FL) FLW Tour, Jan. 25-28 With the water high, dirty and cooler than normal at Lake ...

12/10/2018 5:34:00 PM
Space Coast Daily
(FLORIDA FISH and WILDLIFE) — The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain ...

12/10/2018 4:23:00 PM
Miami Herald
The dust-up stems from a decision by the South Florida Water Management District last month to continue leasing land to Florida Crystals on land slated for a 17,000-acre Everglades reservoir on farm l...

12/7/2018 12:49:00 PM
The Palm Beach Post
The city shut off its canal feed from Lake Okeechobee in May, and as the preserve dried down because of lower summer rainfall and no supplemental lake water, it couldn’t send water to the river. As of ...

12/6/2018 4:39:00 PM
WPBF
WEBVTT CONSTRUCTION COULD TAKE YEARS. THE PROJECT INCLUDES A 10,000-ACRE ABOVE GROUND RESERVOIR SOUTH OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE, PLUS A STORM WATER TREATMENT AREA. THE STORM WATER TREATMENT WILL CLEAN THE WA...

12/4/2018 6:46:00 PM
WSVN
Yes, the 19th century. We are hoping a cold front just South of Lake Okeechobee will bring us some relief. The leading edge of the front will continue to move south and enter the Florida Straits ...

12/2/2018 2:10:00 AM
Sun-Sentinel
Our state faces catastrophic damage from algal blooms and phosphate-rich fertilizer runoff that has infested Lake Okeechobee. Forming a thick, green blanket, the algae decimates native populations by ...

12/1/2018 6:54:00 AM
The Palm Beach Post
But he signed up for the U.S. Navy and became its youngest aviator, and would spend much of the following year stationed at a base in Fort Lauderdale and flying bombing practice runs off the coast of ...

12/1/2018 6:54:00 AM
The News-Press
We have no way to control the wind or water temperatures, but we can do a couple things to increase the salinity of the Gulf: reduce the freshwater flow from Lake Okeechobee into the Gulf and use the ...

11/30/2018 4:42:00 PM
CaptivaSanibel
Within Florida, water historically flowed south from Orlando down the Kissimmee River to Lake Okeechobee. When the lake overflowed, water continued down through the Everglades and into Florida Bay. Mu...

11/29/2018 5:57:00 PM
CBS 12 News
As part of the agreement, the district board renewed leases for major sugar companies on land that is slated for a reservoir to remove contaminated water from Lake Okeechobee, the Florida Wildlife ...

11/29/2018 4:46:00 PM
Villages-News
Leesburg’s Tim Frederick, who will compete on the Fishing League Worldwide Tour in 2019, won the organization’s event at Lake Okeechobee this past January. Frederick is competing in his fourth season ...

11/29/2018 3:27:00 PM
The Palm Beach Post
Charlie Crist. Under the 2017 legislation that approved the construction of a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, Clewiston-based U.S. Sugar can cancel a contract that gives the South Florida Water Ma...

11/29/2018 2:32:00 PM
Florida Politics
The bill, SB 10, mandated the construction of a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to reduce discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries in an effort to quash the harmful blue-green ...

11/29/2018 6:34:00 AM
Phys.org
U.S. Geological Survey scientists tinkering around with freshwater blue-green algae from Lake Okeechobee have made a simple, yet potentially significant discovery: the amount of salty water needed ...

11/28/2018 12:34:00 PM
The Ledger
The next FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB tournament is Dec. 1 on Lake Okeechobee. Call Darryl Cole at 352-516-0859 or Nick Whitten at 863-450-0367. THE SUNDAY OPEN SERIES will fish Dec. 2 on Lake Hamilton out of ...

11/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Miami Herald
U.S. Geological Survey scientists tinkering around with freshwater blue-green algae from Lake Okeechobee have made a simple, yet potentially significant discovery: the amount of salty water needed to ...

11/26/2018 3:40:00 AM
Medium
A toxic blue-green algae is wreaking havoc on the freshwater flowing into the ocean from Lake Okeechobee. In July, 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee was covered in algae and the algae spread from the ...

11/25/2018 7:29:00 AM
The Palm Beach Post
A woman was flown to the hospital after crashing her car into a canal just west of South Bay near Lake Okeechobee Sunday morning, officials said. The accident took place around 7:45 a.m. at a canal of...

11/25/2018 5:45:00 AM
WPTV-TV
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- A woman was injured Sunday morning in a crash into a canal in Palm Beach County. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says crews responded to reports of a vehicle crashing into a c...

11/22/2018 10:54:00 AM
NBC2 News
Seagrass that can withstand harsh conditions from Lake Okeechobee discharges has survived six months after volunteers planted it and the result is new life. Carter Henne is the president of Sea and Sh...

11/20/2018 2:34:00 PM
Sun-Sentinel
Scott had touted his role in the new reservoir on 16,100 acres of state-owned land south of Lake Okeechobee that will reduce harmful discharges to the coasts. Two days after the election, however, the ...

11/19/2018 10:14:00 PM
BassFan
Despite dealing with the pain and discomfort of a herniated disc in his back at the season opener at Lake Okeechobee back in January – “I was throwing up from the pain,” he said – Castledine reached t...





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