Lake Okeechobee
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An innovative process to turn invasive aquatic vegetation and unconsolidated sludge into an organic liquid fertilizer continues to gain support from South Central Florida counties and cities. more
As part of the ongoing efforts to improve transparency with the public, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is launching daily emails to provide updates on Lake Okeechobee discharges by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. more
On Friday, Oct. 30, the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and the Caloosahatchee Estuaries, and the Lake Worth Lagoon” will be meeting for the first time since February of this year. more
Heavy rainfall continued to soak areas north and south of Lake Okeechobee last week, leaving canals high, fields flooded and Lake Okeechobee rising. more
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) biologist Jessica M. “Skippy” Fair, who is chief of the Invasive Species Management Branch at the USACE sub-office here, announces upcoming treatments scheduled in Lake Okeechobee to begin within days. more
Cloud cover has made it difficult for the NOAA to get a usable satellite image of Lake Okeechobee in order to postulate algae potential. more
The Port Mayaca lock will be closed for repairs to the manatee protection system on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. more
Lake Okeechobee continued to rise over the past week despite the attempts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District. more
A presentation on a process to efficiently harvest invasive aquatic plants, sludge and algae is on the agenda for the Oct. 22 meeting. more
Changes in the operation of Lake Okeechobee could impact the water supply for Florida’s east coast, according to a presentation given at the Oct. 16 meeting of the South Florida Regional Planning Council and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council meeting. more
The U.S. Army Corps announced on Oct. 14, 2020 they are discharging 4,000 cfs west to the Caloosahatchee Estuary from S-77 and 1,800 cfs east to the St. Lucie Estuary from S-80 for a total of 5,800 cfs of discharges from Lake Okeechobee. more
Cyanobacteria are a blooming problem across the country, and while there is information available on how toxins act in the water, there is limited information available on how the toxins progress in the air, until now. more
The lake’s ecosystem needs natural lows — but not too low — in the dry season and natural high levels — but not too high — in the wet season. more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water east and west from Lake Okeechobee in an attempt to slow the rise of the Big O. more
In response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) announcement of likely discharges planned for next week to the northern estuaries from Lake Okeechobee, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Chairman Chauncey Goss released the following statement: more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District advises boaters on the Okeechobee Waterway that a 22-foot width restriction is in place at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam due to mechanical failure of equipment. more
LAKE OKEECHOBEE — Expect releases from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal estuaries to start early next week. more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District started a second phase of reopenings on Oct. 9, at corps-managed recreation areas along the Okeechobee Waterway. more
The Corps’ South Florida Operations Office has made significant progress, due to the hard work of their crews, working 12 hour days, seven days a week, since the tussocks blocked navigation near the Moore Haven Lock and Dam. more
In order to meet mission requirements for Federal Navigation and Flood Risk Management, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, will conduct treatments of floating aquatic plants (water hyacinth and water lettuce). more
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