Lake Okeechobee
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Lake Okeechobee, which is at 16.39 feet above sea level today (Nov. 12)... more
Over the past decade, sugar cane farmers worldwide have considered the options of switching from burnt cane harvesting to green cane harvesting. more
Tourism, health, and commerce—all are critical to a thriving national economy. But harmful algal blooms and other aquatic nuisances... more
As the rain bands from Tropical Storm Eta dropped heavy precipitation on South Florida over the weekend... more
All navigational locks operated by the South Florida Water Management District (SFMWD) will close at the end of their normal operating hours Sunday due to Tropical Storm Eta. more
Lake Okeechobee could rise as much as 10 inches if Tropical Storm Eta does not turn farther west... more
At the start of the 2018-2019 dry season, the corps made a deliberate attempt to lower the lake. more
While Lee County was dealing with drought, on the other coast, Martin County has been dealing with floods. more
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the South Florida Water Management District sent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a letter requesting immediate action from the Corps to provide relief from the high-water levels in Water Conservation Area 3A. more
Lake Okeechobee releases to the St. Lucie River and the Caloosahatchee River will continue this week, but they could end soon. more
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
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