Lake Okeechobee
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As the heavy rainfall from Hurricane Ian drains south, Lake Okeechobee is rising. … 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
In anticiaption of Hurricane Ian, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will change the lock schedules.  Safe harbor lockages wilk begin on Sunday Sept. 25 2022 to allow safe passage for vessels … more
Bass Pro expects to have permits in hand in about 18 months ... more
Lake Okeechobee’s level continued to recede last week, primarily due to evapotranspiration.  more
During what should be the “wet season” when the lake level should be rising, it is instead falling. more
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) is seeking input on the plan to manage cattails on Lake Okeechobee. more
The St. Lucie Lock will be closed for one day to support maintenance on Tuesday, Sept. 6. 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
A tropical wave is predicted to pass over South Florida this weekend, bringing some much needed rain ... more
While there is algae in the lake, toxin levels remain below the level set by the Environmental Protection Agency for drinking water. more
“Lake levels have typically come up this time of year, but they have been falling," ... more
Will the new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan for managing Lake Okeechobee violate Florida’s water laws? more
Water quality issues in Lake Okeechobee won’t be solved without water storage north of Lake Okeechobee ... more
“Lake Okeechobee levels, which typically come up at this time of year, are falling,” said Col. James Booth, commander... more
The Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) would give the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sole... more
Glades area residents spoke out about concerns the new plan for Lake Okeechobee will harm the lake’s ecology and threaten water supply … more
The summer heat has set the stage for algal blooms on Lake Okeechobee, but the algae is not toxic according to Florida Department of Environmental Protection. more
If heavier rains north of the lake don’t start soon, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may switch to conservation mode. more
The Taylor Creek Lock has reopened to navigation. more
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