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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Reward offered for Florida panther killer

    Reward offered for Florida panther killer
    A Florida panther has been found shot near Orlando, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever did it. The dead panther was found March 12 on Old Mims Road  near the town of Geneva in Seminole...
  • New board brings changes to South Florida Water Management District

    New board brings changes to South Florida Water Management District
    Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday appointed five people to the South Florida Water Management District’s board, continuing his push to reshape the agency charged with protecting water supplies, guarding against flooding and leading Everglades restoration....
  • Freeze watch posted for western Palm Beach County

    Freeze watch posted for western Palm Beach County
    Looks like it’s going to be a bit colder on Wednesday night and Thursday morning than previously forecast. The National Weather Service has posted a freeze watch for that time frame for western Palm Beach County and the region around Lake...
  • More than half of Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during drought

    More than half of Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during drought
    More than half of the Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during South Florida’s lingering drought, threatening wildlife habitat and straining a key back-up to community water supplies. Sixty percent or more of the land in the...
  • Watering rule breakers more likely to get warning than ticket

    Watering rule breakers more likely to get warning than ticket
    Despite worsening drought conditions, South Florida cities and counties are still opting for warnings instead of punishments for watering rule breakers. More than 2,500 warnings have been issued since new landscape watering rules took effect March 26...
  • Power plant proposed for panther habitat

    Power plant proposed for panther habitat
    A large power plant with smokestacks up to 150 feet high has been proposed for a patch of Florida panther habitat south of Lake Okeechobee, setting up what is likely to be a bitter fight with environmentalists. Eddie Garcia, a Palm Beach Gardens...
  • Sharing Lake Okeechobee's declining water supply stresses environment

    Sharing Lake Okeechobee's declining water supply stresses environment
    Lake Okeechobee’s declining water level strains urban and environmental water supplies alike, as South Florida waits for drought-quenching summer rains to bring relief. Lake Okeechobee serves as South Florida’s primary back-up water supply,...
  • Peregrine falcons become even deadlier

    Peregrine falcons become even deadlier
    The peregrine falcon, the world’s swiftest killer, has learned to use human technology to catch birds. The falcons follow airboats through the Everglades and around Lake Okeechobee and pounce on birds flushed by the noisy, propeller-driven...
  • New watering limits for growers as Lake Okeechobee drops

    New watering limits for growers as Lake Okeechobee drops
    New irrigation restrictions kicked in Monday for sugar cane growers and other agriculture due to drought-strained Lake Okeechobee dropping too low to keep water flowing to South Florida. Lake Okeechobee is South Florida’s primary backup water...
  • Power plant in panther habitat wins zoning approval

    Power plant in panther habitat wins zoning approval
    A large power plant proposed for Florida panther habitat south of Lake Okeechobee passed an important hurdle Tuesday when the Hendry County Commission voted unanimously to rezone 3,127 acres of ranch land for the project. Eddie Garcia, a Palm Beach...
  • Pumps to keep Lake Okeechobee water moving south, despite environmental threats

    Pumps to keep Lake Okeechobee water moving south, despite environmental threats
    Pumps will be added to keep drought-strained Lake Okeechobee’s water flowing south, despite environmental objections about draining wildlife habitat. While that will help irrigate sugar cane fields and potentially boost community water supplies,...