Florida 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.
A bit of good news from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The water levels are falling in Lake Okeechobee.
The 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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lowering the water level of Lake Okeechobee once again due to above-average rainfall in September.
Lt. 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.
The state plans to spend millions of dollars to take some immediate steps to reduce water coming from Lake Okeechobee into nearby estuaries.
A Cape Coral woman died over the weekend in a freak boating accident on a southwest Florida river.
Water 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.
Water 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.
A Southwest Florida teenager is recovering in a Ft. Myers hospital after an alligator bit off the kids’ right arm below the elbow.