Lake Okeechobee

Source: CBS4

Canals Lowered Ahead Of Erika’s Arrival

In anticipation of the heavy rain that Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to drench us with, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has taken action to reduce flooding where possible.

08/28/2015

A picture of the sun over South Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Broward Urges Residents To Conserve Water As Drought Persists

The drier-than-normal rainy season has taken its toll on South Florida—and now officials in Broward are urging residents to conserve water.

07/20/2015

(Source: Everglades Holiday Park)

Environmentalists Optimistic Over Everglades Reservoir Money

Environmentalists will be pushing to get money from Florida lawmakers for a reservoir in the Everglades this upcoming special legislative session and they’re optimistic about getting it.

05/27/2015

Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

State’s Plan To Spend Conservation Money Irks Environmentalists

The state Legislature’s proposal to spend money approved by voters for conservation on things like agency operating budgets and state park police has been met with protests from environmentalists.

04/28/2015

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

(Source: CBS4)

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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