Lake Okeechobee
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JACKSONVILLE -- Work continues on the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) which will go into effect when repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike are completed in 2022. more
JACKSONVILLE – The rainy season has started, and Lake Okeechobee has begun to rise. On Friday, June 25, the lake level was 12.63 feet above sea level. more
JACKSONVILLE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will celebrate the completion of the Kissimmee River Restoration Projection on July 29, 2021. more
You can now follow along in real-time as researchers track potential harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Okeechobee. Scientists at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch … more
LAKE OKEECHOBEE – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite imagery is one tool water mangers use to predict cyanobacteria potential on Lake Okeechobee, but it does not … more
Repairs to the Ortona Lock and Dam have been completed and the lock has reopened to the full 50-foot width. more
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board will hold a workshop meeting on  Tuesday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at SFWMD headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, … more
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -- The proposed “balanced arrays” for the Lake Okeechobee Operating System Manual (LOSOM) raise the upper limit on the lake to 17.25 feet or higher. more
Conditions at the Pahokee marina have improved. The most recent tests by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection found microcystin levels at the marina at levels safe for drinking … more
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) monitors algal blooms in the state. more
LAKE OKEECHOBEE – A drier than normal May and a slow start to the wet season helped Lake Okeechobee dip down to 12.49 feet earlier this week. The lake is about 1 foot lower than it was a month … more
Water levels in Lake Okeechobee were once again the topic of discussion at the June 17 Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team (PDT) Zoom meeting. more
The Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team (PDT) met online via Zoom on June 17 to review the proposed “balanced arrays” more
CLEWISTON -- Summer is underway and the legendary big bass of Lake Okeechobee were looking to join in on the fun as 164 teams set out at sunrise for qualifier #2 of the 2021 Roland Martin Marine … more
The Florida Department of Health in Glades County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Lake Okeechobee. more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is advising commercial and recreational vessels that Ortona Lock will have two scheduled closures to perform maintenance... more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will start a new study in south Florida during the 2021 algal bloom season to assess the health effects of exposure to … more
In April, Manatee County Commissioners approved plans to use a deep injection well (DIW) to dispose of wastewater more
 “You never know what will happen to you out on this water ..." more
Work continues on the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), the plan for releasing water from Lake Okeechobee that will replace... more
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