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.
Water levels in Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s backup water supply, are still too high and that has the Army Corps of Engineers continuing to drain water from the lake, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Water levels in Lake Okeechobee are a bit to high these days so the Army Corps of Engineers is conducting water releases in order to lower lake levels, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.