Lake Okeechobee

(Source: Twitter)

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

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

Summer Stats: A Little Too Wet, But No Record-Breaking Heat

The summer is beginning to wind down and the transition into fall will happen in a few weeks for most of the nation.

09/04/2014

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South Florida Plant Farmers Look To Profit From ‘Cannabiz’

Now that Governor Rick Scott has signed ‘Charlotte’s Web’ into law, interest is growing in the so-called ‘Cannabiz.’

06/19/2014

May 15, 2014: Heavy rain caused street flooding on NW 8th Street near of 49th Avenue in Hialeah. (Source: Ted Scouten/CBS4)

SFWMD: May Was Near-Average For Rainfall

South Florida rounded out the month of May with a near-average amount of rainfall.

06/02/2014

Source: CBS4

Super Sunday Weather

Sunday will be another scorcher across South Florida with temperatures around 90 degrees.

05/25/2014

Florida Money

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

Florida Money

Budget All But Done After Late-Night Deals

Lawmakers were on the verge of a final budget deal Sunday night after agreeing on virtually all of the outstanding spending items —putting them in striking distance of finishing the legislative session on time.

04/28/2014

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