Lake Okeechobee

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Little Land Buying In Senate’s Amendment 1 Plan

The Senate doesn’t intend for Florida to acquire much land in the first year of increased funding under a voter-approved constitutional amendment aimed at land and water conservation.

03/19/2015

Gov't Pledges Support For Everglades Restoration

Water Not A Commodity For Late Session Bargaining?

If the House and Senate can’t find common ground on water policy in the next 50 days, then they’ll try again next year, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said this week.

03/12/2015

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House Passes Bill To Clean, Protect Florida’s Water

Supporters of a bill passed by the Florida House say it will help clean and protect the state’s waterways while planning for increased water demand in the future.

03/05/2015

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U.S. Sugar Land Buy A Tough Sell Among Lawmakers

A Senate-commissioned study could give hope to people who want the state to use a large chunk of voter-approved money for water and land projects to buy U.S. Sugar land in the Everglades before an October deadline.

03/03/2015

Florida water table levels were impacted by the Japanese earthquake-tsunami, here water levels can be seen in a file photo of Lake Okeechobee during the 2007 drought.  (Source: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Wade Into Amendment 1 Policy, Funding

With the start of Florida’s legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state’s waters.

02/24/2015

Water Faucet (Source: CBS)

House Water Policy Starts To Flow

A new plan to address Florida’s water resources got support in a House committee on Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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Putnam: ‘Think Big, Act Boldly’ On Water, Land

Florida lawmakers, who received a directive from voters in November to increase spending to protect water sources and sensitive lands, were told to “think big and act boldly” by the state agriculture commissioner on Thursday.

01/22/2015

Lake Okeechobee

SFWMD Moving Water To Favorably Position Lake Okeechobee Level

With above-average rain predicted for winter, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is continuing to move water south to help achieve a desirable water level in Lake Okeechobee.

01/05/2015

Florida water table levels were impacted by the Japanese earthquake-tsunami, here water levels can be seen in a file photo of Lake Okeechobee during the 2007 drought.  (Source: Getty Images)

State Adopts 10-Year, $750 Million Plan To Clean Up Lake

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has adopted a 10-year, $750 million plan to help rid Lake Okeechobee of excess nutrients.

12/28/2014

Umbrella

Report: Wettest September For South Florida In 10 Years

The month of September was a wet one for South Florida. According to the experts, most of the rainfall was over the Kissimmee basins that flow into Lake Okeechobee.

10/02/2014

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