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Florida Legislators Agree On State Spending

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.

04/28/2014

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Water Levels Lowering In Lake Okeechobee

A bit of good news from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The water levels are falling in Lake Okeechobee.

10/07/2013

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Scott Challenges Obama To See Damage Of Lake O Releases First Hand

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.

CBS4–09/25/2013

Lake Okeechobee

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.

CBS Miami–09/23/2013

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Lake Okeechobee Water Levels Falling

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.

09/14/2013

Lake Okeechobee

State Approves Nearly $3 Million To Divert Water From Lake

The state plans to spend millions of dollars to take some immediate steps to reduce water coming from Lake Okeechobee into nearby estuaries.

09/13/2013

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SW Florida Woman Killed In Freak Boating Accident

A Cape Coral woman died over the weekend in a freak boating accident on a southwest Florida river.

CBS4–07/08/2013

Lake Okeechobee

Rising Lake “O” Water Levels Leads To More Water Releases

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.

CBS4–10/02/2012

Lake Okeechobee

Corps Of Engineers Sends Some Of Lake Okeechobee Down The Drain

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.

CBS Miami–09/19/2012

Florida Everglades

Gator Bites Teen’s Arm Off

A Southwest Florida teenager is recovering in a Ft. Myers hospital after an alligator bit off the kids’ right arm below the elbow.

CBS Miami–07/10/2012

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