Lake Okeechobee
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As Tropical Storm Elsa dumped rainfall on south Florida Monday and Tuesday, flow at the Franklin Lock on the Caloosahatchee River was all from local basin runoff. According to the U.S. Army Corps … more
All SFWMD boat locks are open today, Monday, July 5 and tomorrow, Tuesday, July 6, and will follow their normal operating hours. The prevoius navigation notice issued on July 2 has been … more
The US Army Corps of Engineers is notifying the public that 72 hours prior to a tropical storm or hurricane making local landfall, locks along the Okeechobee... more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting, to be held Wednesday, July 7... more
Contractors will begin the work outlined in this plan, starting in Zones 4 (western marsh) and 9 (Eagle Bay). Once completed, contractors from zone 4 will move to zone 5... more
WEST PALM BEACH – The new plan for managing the levels of Lake Okeechobee will not eliminate the need to release water to the coastal estuaries after a hurricane hits. more
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) regularly samples water in Lake Okeechobee and other Florida lakes and waterways.   more
WEST PALM BEACH – At their June 23, 2021 meeting, the Florida Blue Green Algae Task Force put the focus on treating the source of the problem rather than the symptoms. They also expressed … more
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
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
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