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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Moderate drought spreads across most of South Florida

    Moderate drought spreads across most of South Florida
    Most of South Florida is now at a high risk of seeing wildfires, and some water supplies are lower than normal, as moderate drought conditions have spread across Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Palm Beach County, which received enough rain to escape...
  • Powerful senator calls his community the 'septic system' for Orlando

    TALLAHASSEE — An influential state lawmaker says he is tired of his community being treated as the “septic tank” for Orlando and is pressing for more money to deal with damages from polluted waters flowing out of the rain-swollen Lake...
  • Weatherford: No big water policy this year

    Weatherford: No big water policy this year
     TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
  • Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation

    Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation
    Last week: Gov. Scott's announcement of a $90-million state investment in the bridging of Tamiami Trail is an exciting moment in Everglades restoration. Floridians living along the Treasure Coast and in Southwest Florida are suffering due to large flows...
  • Water district property tax rate to drop again

    Water district property tax rate to drop again
    The proposed property tax rate for the South Florida Water Management District drops for the second year in a row despite rising costs for Everglades restoration. The district board Thursday evening gave initial approval to a $619 million budget for the...
  • Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Monday

    Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Monday
    Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Monday, Nov. 11. Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Monday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours. U.S....
  • Vana calls for Army Corps to speed up Lake O fix

    Vana calls for Army Corps to speed up Lake O fix
    Frustrated with the slow pace of repairs to Lake Okeechobee’s troubled dike, Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelly Vana issued a personal warning to the federal agency charged with fixing the leaky, 70-year-old structure. “If our people ever...
  • Army Corps defends slow pace of Lake O dike fix

    Army Corps defends slow pace of Lake O dike fix
    Work to fix Lake Okeechobee’s troubled dike remains a national priority, the Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to Palm Beach County officials worried about the flooding risk and the slow pace of construction. The 70-year-old, earthen dike...
  • Palm Beach County changes tourism 'brand'

    Palm Beach County changes tourism 'brand'
      Even the self-described “Best of Everything” sometimes needs an update, according to Palm Beach County tourism boosters. The county is tweaking its “Best of Everything” mantra under a new tourism advertising approach unveiled...
  • South Florida Water Management District gets new chairman

    A real estate attorney who lives near Orlando is the new chairman of the South Florida Water Management District. Daniel O’Keefe, of Windermere, on Thursday was picked to lead the appointed, nine-member board that heads the agency charged with...
  • Día del Padre: 10 ideas para divertirlo en el sur de Florida

    Día del Padre: 10 ideas para divertirlo en el sur de Florida
    Ya sea con una excursión por la naturaleza, un día de pesca familiar o simplemente una tarde de cine o de video juegos. La meta, es divertirse con papá y crear recuerdos memorables este domingo 16 en el que se celebra el Día del Padre. No siempre los...