State Adopts 10-Year, $750 Million Plan To Clean Up LakeThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection has adopted a 10-year, $750 million plan to help rid Lake Okeechobee of excess nutrients.
Florida Legislators Agree On State SpendingFlorida legislators reached a deal Monday on a state budget which will boost spending on schools, child welfare and the cleanup of damaged water bodies across the state.
Water Levels Lowering In Lake OkeechobeeA bit of good news from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The water levels are falling in Lake Okeechobee.
Scott Challenges Obama To See Damage Of Lake O Releases First HandThe U.S. Army Corps of Engingeers has been releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to reduce pressure on the aging Herbert Hoover Dike. Those fresh water releases have caused damage to the ecosystems of the Caloosahatchee River and the St. Lucie estuary.
Lake Okeechobee Water Level Being Lowered Again The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lowering the water level of Lake Okeechobee once again due to above-average rainfall in September.
Lake Okeechobee Water Levels FallingLt. Col. Tom Greco of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says water levels in the lake are falling because of drier conditions in August.
State Approves Nearly $3 Million To Divert Water From LakeThe state plans to spend millions of dollars to take some immediate steps to reduce water coming from Lake Okeechobee into nearby estuaries.
SW Florida Woman Killed In Freak Boating AccidentA Cape Coral woman died over the weekend in a freak boating accident on a southwest Florida river.
Rising Lake "O" Water Levels Leads To More Water ReleasesWater levels in Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s backup water supply, are still too high and that has the Army Corps of Engineers continuing to drain water from the lake, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Corps Of Engineers Sends Some Of Lake Okeechobee Down The DrainWater levels in Lake Okeechobee are a bit to high these days so the Army Corps of Engineers is conducting water releases in order to lower lake levels, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.
Gator Bites Teen's Arm OffA Southwest Florida teenager is recovering in a Ft. Myers hospital after an alligator bit off the kids’ right arm below the elbow.