Lake Okeechobee
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The new plan for releasing water from Lake Okeechobee will be delayed until the end of the year ... more
Concerned citizens spoke out against the use of chemical herbicides to control invasive aquatic plants ... more
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Blue-Green Algae Monitoring Response Team was honored ... more
The U,S, Army Corps of Engineers is working on a new operational plan for the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes to improve the water supply ... more
Lake Okeechobee has dropped about 1 inch a week since the start of the year, according to data released Feb. 1 ... more
The S-131 Boat Lock on Lake Okeechobee at Lakeport in Glades County will temporarily close to navigation... more
Federal, state and local officials gathered on top of the Herbert Hoover Dike on Jan. 25 to celebrate the completion of the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Rehabilitation project. more
Hurricanes Ian and Nicole brought destruction and new challenges to our communities, partners, stakeholders, and infrastructure. more
The level of Lake Okeechobee stayed around 16.4 feet above sea level last week, with rainfall and flow into the lake about the same ... more
Lake Okeechobee is a foot higher than the optimal ecological envelope and is still rising. more
Lake Okeechobee was at 16.3 feet on Nov. 18 and is still rising. more
People on Florida’s east coast often ask, why is more water released from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River... more
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is rescheduling the November Governing Board Meeting to Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at 1 p.m. more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will make releases from Lake Okeechobee... more
Lake Okeechobee is expected to rise to 16 or 16.5 feet due to the runoff from Hurricane Ian, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. more
The  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is advising commercial and recreational vessels that the rim canal north of the Julian Keen, Jr. Lock at S-281 is currently obstructed ... more
Due to the updated forecast of Tropical Storm Ian, the South Florida Water Management District will close all navigational locks on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 pm. T more
Bass Pro expects to have permits in hand in about 18 months ... more
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) is seeking input on the plan to manage cattails on Lake Okeechobee. more
As Lake Okeechobee continues to decline and the lake level nears the water shortage band, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is focusing on conservation. more
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