With the official start of hurricane season just around the corner, the South Florida Water Management District Thursday conducted its annual “Hurricane Freddy” exercise as part of the agency’s emergency operations readiness for hurricane season.
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.
South Florida rounded out the month of May with a near-average amount of rainfall.
There’s a major move Friday to improve the health of the ailing Florida Bay.
The South Florida Water Management District has been hard at work in an effort to prevent any severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaac.
Wednesday could be another soggy day across South Florida. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Miami-Dade.
Hit and miss showers in the month of March did little to help our drought situation. And it may get worse before it gets better.
There is good news and not-so-good-news concerning Lake Okeechobee.
Some environmentalists expressed optimism Friday at a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott aimed at trying to resolve a years-long dispute over restoring the Everglades, despite the state’s assertion that it needs several more years to get the ecosystem clean.
Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill that will cut property taxes paid to state water management districts. But, while some taxpayers may get a refund, it will come at a cost in jobs.