RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Lake Okeechobee

A collection of news and information related to Lake Okeechobee published by this site and its partners.

Top Lake Okeechobee Articles

Displaying items 78-88
  • Why ex-WFOR meteorologist moved to WPEC

    Why ex-WFOR meteorologist moved to WPEC
    Jeff Berardelli is no stranger to severe weather. After all, he's been a meteorologist at the CBS affiliates in Fort Lauderdale-Miami (WFOR-Ch. 4) and New York City (WCBS-Ch. 2), where he's forecasted hurricanes, blizzards and storms. Now he's brought...
  • 1928 Lake Okeechobee storm was Florida's worst

     
    It remains the deadliest natural disaster in Florida history, killing more people than Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Wilma and Sandy combined....
  • Artist works from the outside in

    Artist works from the outside in
    "Out of Place," Christy Gast's new show at Miami's Gallery Diet, will feature burlap sculptures made in the artist's studio. This is a departure from her two previous Miami shows, which featured video installations in which the artist explores public land...
  • Seminoles expand Big Cypress; more to come

    The Seminole Tribe of Florida already lays claim to profitable casinos at each end of the state and now it’s creating a gambling (and more) getaway out in the middle of nowhere. ┬áBut it’ll take time. On Thursday, tribal officials at their...
  • Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee's exposed lake bed

    Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee's exposed lake bed
    Dried-out portions of Lake Okeechobee burned Wednesday as wildfires spread across exposed lake bed. Fires suspected to have started with a lightening strike Tuesday night spread through dried-out marshes along the northwestern portions of the lake,...
  • Invading, jumbo snails helping endangered Everglades bird

    Invading, jumbo snails helping endangered Everglades bird
    The endangered Everglades snail kite is making a surprising rebound, and an invading bird delicacy that’s the size of a baseball may get the credit. Preliminary estimates show the Everglades snail kite population increasing by 200 heading into this...
  • South Florida water supply holds up after drier-than-usual March

    South Florida water supply holds up after drier-than-usual March
    Below normal March rainfall is setting South Florida up for a worsened water supply strain at the peak of the region’s winter-to-spring dry season. South Florida averaged 1.77 inches of total rainfall during March, about 56 percent of normal,...
  • Environmentalists warn that law change helps Big Sugar dodge Everglades cleanup

    Environmentalists warn that law change helps Big Sugar dodge Everglades cleanup
    Big Sugar is trying to change state law to dodge more Everglades pollution cleanup costs, according to Audubon of Florida. Audubon Wednesday was rallying opposition to measures that the environmental group warns would help Big Sugar avoid paying more of...
  • Lake Okeechobee water sought to help Caloosahatchee River

    Lake Okeechobee water sought to help Caloosahatchee River
    Lake Okeechobee water could start flowing again to Florida’s West Coast, despite concerns about dipping into South Florida’s back-up water supply. The South Florida Water Management District on Thursday endorsed resuming periodic discharges...
  • South Florida water conservation tips pushed at peak of dry season

    South Florida water conservation tips pushed at peak of dry season
    Florida declared April “Water Conservation Month,” encouraging residents to take extra steps to cut water use at the peak of the winter-to-spring dry season. South Florida has had a drier-than-usual dry season, averaging about 45 percent of...
  • Lake Okeechobee water levels rising

    Lake Okeechobee water levels rising
    Lake Okeechobee water levels are getting a big boost from recent heavy rains, which could help but not solve South Florida’s water supply strain. The lake, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, is expected to rise as much as two feet...