Lake Okeechobee

Canals Lowered Ahead Of Erika's ArrivalIn 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.
Broward Urges Residents To Conserve Water As Drought PersistsThe drier-than-normal rainy season has taken its toll on South Florida—and now officials in Broward are urging residents to conserve water.
Environmentalists Optimistic Over Everglades Reservoir MoneyEnvironmentalists 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.
State's Plan To Spend Conservation Money Irks EnvironmentalistsThe 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.
Little Land Buying In Senate's Amendment 1 PlanThe 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.
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.
House Passes Bill To Clean, Protect Florida's WaterSupporters 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.
U.S. Sugar Land Buy A Tough Sell Among LawmakersA 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.
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.
House Water Policy Starts To FlowA new plan to address Florida's water resources got support in a House committee on Wednesday.
Putnam: 'Think Big, Act Boldly' On Water, LandFlorida 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.
SFWMD Moving Water To Favorably Position Lake Okeechobee LevelWith 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.