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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lowering the water level of Lake Okeechobee once again due to above-average rainfall in September.
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.
The state plans to spend millions of dollars to take some immediate steps to reduce water coming from Lake Okeechobee into nearby estuaries.
If you made beach plans for the holiday weekend, keep them. South Florida will only see spotty storms much, in part, because of light southerly flow of the winds.
Over the next few days, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will cut back on the amount of water they are releasing from Lake Okeechobee.
The people in the small town of Canal Pointe are keeping a wary eye on Lake Okeechobee.
Heavy rains have soaked South Florida at an above-average rate for the past couple months and Lake Okeechobee, a usually shallow lake, has swelled to almost 16-feet.
With record-rainfall soaking many parts of Florida over the last few months, the water levels in Lake Okeechobee have risen to nearly 16-feet.
Another endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle in southwest Florida.