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Lake Okeechobee

Drought Conditions Ease Over South Florida

While the heavy rains in June were problematic for anyone hoping to do a lot of outdoor activities, it did bring much needed drought relief to Lake Okeechobee.

CBS Miami–07/03/2012

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

Florida International University wants to use the land the Dade County Youth Fair currently calls home as they look to expand. (CBS4)

FIU Expansion Means Less Room For Annual Dade Youth Fair

Since the 1970′s, 86 acres next to Florida International University have been home to the Dade County Youth Fair and Expo, a tradition hundreds of thousands of South Florida families flock to every March.

CBS4–02/15/2012

(Source: CBS4)

Abundant Rainfall Helping S. Fla. Water Problems

The recent rainfall has sent Lake Okeechobee up by three feet and nearly two feet of rain fell in some parts of the Everglades last month, erasing a bone-dry summer.

CBS4–11/11/2011

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

(AP)

Wet Weather Taking Toll On S. Florida

South Florida residents may have to call Noah for a ride if the rain doesn’t end soon. Plus, severe thunderstorms with high wind gusts and flooding rains are expected to hit right around rush hour.

CBS4–10/18/2011

(CBS4) A storm drain in NW Miami-Dade with rushing water inside as crews work to prevent localized flooding from days of recent rainl.

County, State Work To Prevent Street Flooding

South Florida remains under a flood watch, but has held up remarkably well during the deluge that started on Sunday.

CBS4–10/17/2011

(AP)

Weekend Storms Helped Raise Lake Okeechobee Levels

While many South Floridians cursed the recent heavy storms for ruining their weekend, officials with the Water Management District couldn’t be more thrilled.

CBS4–10/10/2011

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

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