South Florida Water Management District

Lake Okeechobee

Low Lake Okeechobee Levels Concern Water Managers

The water level in Lake Okeechobee has fallen below 10 feet above sea level for the first time since 2007.


(AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File)

Rainy Season Can’t Start Soon Enough

It’s going to be more than just a little rain to bring South Florida’s water-levels back to where they should be.


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.



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.



Everglades Python Population Prospering

Despite record breaking winter cold snaps and drought, the Burmese python population appears to be prospering in the Everglades.



Despite Cold & Drought, Pythons Prospering In Everglades

Despite record breaking winter cold snaps and drought, pythons appear to prospering in the Everglades.



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.


Lake Okeechobee

Water Managers To Consider Tougher Restrictions

South Florida may be on the verge of tighter water restrictions as a record-breaking dry spell endures.


(AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File)

Lack Of Rain Breaks 80-Year Record

The driest spell in nearly 80 years comes to a close for 16 counties in The Sunshine State.


Gov.-elect Rick Scott speaks at a breakfast before his inauguration.  (Source: CBS)

Governor Scott Gives & Takes Away

Governor Rick Scott closed the door on the idea of shutting down some of Florida’s state parks, but was also put on the defensive for his plans to reduce funding to water management districts.





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