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Lake Okeechobee

Corps To Continue Lake Okeechobee Water Releases

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.

08/08/2013

Lake Okeechobee

Corps Plans Update On Lake Okeechobee Releases

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.

08/07/2013

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Record-Breaking Rainfall Soaks Miami Beach

The past few days have been soggy and cloudy across South Florida with serious flooding for many.

07/19/2013

Drivers carefully navigated the flood streets around Oakland Park Blvd. and Dixie Highway in Broward.  (Source: CBS4)

Flooding Forces Road Closures In Broward

Urban flood advisories were cancelled in Broward County as rain slowed to a trickle by Wednesday afternoon, but with meteorologists seeing more rain on radar for Wednesday evening, flood waters could rise even higher.

CBS Miami–07/17/2013

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Soggy Weather Will Continue Through Weekend

Parts of South Florida logged record rainfall on Tuesday. At Miami International Airport, a rain gauge recorded 2.33 inches which broke the old record of 1.49 inches.

05/01/2013

sunshine

2012 Warmest Year Ever Recorded In U.S.

If you thought 2012 was warmer than usual, it wasn’t your imagination. The National Climatic Data Center announced the 2012 average annual temperature of 55.3 degrees was the warmest year ever recorded for the contiguous United States.

CBS Miami–01/08/2013

Everglades National Park (Source nationalparkservice.org)

Restrictions In Everglades Due To High Water Levels

When Tropical Storm Isaac moved across South Florida, it brought some much needed rain to Lake Okeechobee which is South Florida’s back-up water supply. But at the time same time, it caused water levels to rise a bit too much in the Everglades which is bad for the wildlife.

CBS4–09/17/2012

Everglades National Park (Source nationalparkservice.org)

Restrictions In Everglades Due To High Water Levels

When Tropical Storm Isaac moved across South Florida, it brought some much needed rain to Lake Okeechobee which is South Florida’s back-up water supply. But at the time same time, it caused water levels to rise a bit too much in the Everglades which is bad for the wildlife.

CBS4–09/11/2012

(Source: weloveseafood.com) Scallops can be hidden by water runoff from streams and rivers

New Debby Problem: Scallops Hiding

If you were looking for one more thing to blame on Tropical Storm Debby and it’s drenching rains, complain about the scallops. With the start of the season coming up, Debby’s aftermath if making the little animals hard to find.

CBS4–07/06/2012

Tropical Storm Debby Causes Coastal Flooding On Florida's Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Debby Blamed For Near Record Tornadoes

If you think South Florida was spared for the most part by Tropical Storm Debby, think again. The National Weather Service says the drenching tropical system produced 10 tornadoes over the southern part of Florida, tying a record set almost half a century ago.

07/02/2012

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