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Everglades National Park (Source nationalparkservice.org)

Officials Hope Canal Project Improves Florida Bay

There’s a major move Friday to improve the health of the ailing Florida Bay.

CBS4–01/11/2013

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S. Fla. Water Management District Working To Avoid Flooding

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.

CBS4–08/25/2012

A rain soaked 87th Avenue in Doral. (Source: CBS4's Kara Kostanich)

Flood Of Trouble In S. Fla., More Rain Possible

Wednesday could be another soggy day across South Florida. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Miami-Dade.

CBS4–05/23/2012

Lake Okeechobee

Drought Conditions Worsen in March

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.

CBS4–04/04/2012

Lake Okeechobee

October Rain Helps Water Levels At Lake Okeechobee

There is good news and not-so-good-news concerning Lake Okeechobee.

CBS4–11/09/2011

Florida Everglades

Scott Pleases Everglades Activists With Restoration Plan

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.

CBS4–10/09/2011

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Signs Property Tax Cuts Into Law

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.

CBS4–06/22/2011

Carol Wehle (Photo Source: SFWMD.Gov)

Water District’s Wehle Steps Down

South Florida Water Management District Executive Director Carol Wehle will step down from the post she’s had for six years as the district and others face scrutiny over spending decisions and may see their budgets cut by at least 25 percent.

CBS4–04/14/2011

(AP)

Guide To S. Fla. Water Restrictions

South Florida water managers say drought conditions are worsening from Orlando to the Keys. The South Florida Water Management District says water levels in Lake Okeechobee have dipped below 12 feet above sea level for the first time this year. The lake is South Florida’s primary backup water supply.

CBS4–04/08/2011

(AP)

Watch That Water; New Restrictions In Effect

If you want to water your lawn, you need to check the calendar in parts of South Florida. New water restrictions went into effect Saturday in Broward and Palm Beach counties, at least on paper, but it’s not certain who will be enforcing them.

CBS4–03/26/2011