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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Artist turns history on its head

    Artist turns history on its head
    Buried headfirst in a bed of flowers and mulch across the street from Bal Harbour Shops is a 12-foot-tall sculpture of the Barefoot Mailman, a historical figure who hand-delivered mail sans shoes along the beach between Lake Worth and Miami during the...
  • Florida rivers getting sicker, Sentinel investigation finds

    Florida rivers getting sicker, Sentinel investigation finds
    Florida's rivers are in trouble. That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers. Of the 22 rivers studied,...
  • Sandy the latest stunner storm

    Sandy the latest stunner storm
    Hurricane Sandy was a monster storm that generated unprecedented misery across an enormous territory, in large part because it merged with a polar system and became "Frankenstorm." But there have been several other shocking storms that either went...
  • Terps CB Will Likely adjusting to College Park after leaving the Muck

    Terps CB Will Likely adjusting to College Park after leaving the Muck
    Will Likely bypassed second-semester high school senioritis in favor of a head start on his 2013 college classmates by enrolling at Maryland last month. The transition from Belle Glade, Fla., to College Park has been smooth so far for the four-star...
  • South Florida water managers say tropical storm needed to boost Lake Okeechobee

    South Florida water managers say tropical storm needed to boost Lake Okeechobee
    Water managers may be the only ones rooting for a tropical storm to hit South Florida this year. Summer rains are raising drought-strained water levels throughout the region, but have failed to boost Lake Okeechobee back to normal levels. Lake...
  • Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther

    Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther
    A Georgia hunter was fined $2,000 and sentenced to two years probation Wednesday for killing a Florida panther that had strayed hundreds of miles from its South Florida birthplace. David Adams, 60, was hunting deer in Troup County, Ga., on Nov. 16,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat

    Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat
    Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat. While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
  • South Florida water levels rising, but watering restrictions remain

    South Florida water levels rising, but watering restrictions remain
    South Florida water levels keep rising, but that doesn’t mean drought-triggered watering restrictions for homes and businesses are going away any time soon. Heavy October rains have boosted water levels from the Everglades to Lake Okeechobee as...
  • Three days of storms help Lake Okeechobee, South Florida water supplies

    Three days of storms help Lake Okeechobee, South Florida water supplies
    Soggy South Florida emerged from three days of storms with improved water supplies, but lingering concerns about the fast-approaching dry season. Rainfall has Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, rising about 1.2 inches per...