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  1. Army Corps pour $500M into Hoover Dike RehabilitationRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Fla.- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is getting close to the half-way mark in its efforts to rehabilitate the Herbert Hoover Dike, 143 miles of earthen levee around Lake Okeechobeee. Engineers and contractors are replacing 26 of 32 culverts in the dike, devices that allow water to flow out to nearby towns and farms.


  2. Census: PBC, TCoast growth follow state patternRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

    ... from 2010 to 2014, more than a third of them in the last year, making for a 4.6 percent growth since 2010. Okeechobee was the only county in our area that saw its population decline - by nearly 900 - from 2010 to 2014, though in the last year it ...


  3. Senators Push for More Money for Land BuyingRead the original story

    Yesterday | Sunshine State News

    ... expect significant land purchases that are part of a process to reduce releases of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into estuaries east and west of the lake. Florida Forever, which uses bonds backed with revenue from the documentary-stamp ...


  4. Brute's BleatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Maple Lake Messenger

    ... gave Muller a call about 2:30 p.m. to let him know how we were doing in the honey hole. He had just come off Lake Okeechobee with 57 Shell Crackers (a fish similar to sunfish) with his guide, Jesse, which one-upped George and myself. I had to put ...


  5. FEMA Asks Louisiana to Do the Impossible -- Or ElseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Cato Institute

    ... of life and flooding in New Orleans, and 2005's massive Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest storm since the Lake Okeechobee hurricane of 1928. These climatological facts are not going to change due to the slight changes in surface temperature that ...


  6. OBITUARY - McFARLANDRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | County Record

    ... Reynolds, Sr. and Mayo Reynolds; and two sisters, Betty Posey and Karen Lee. Survivors include Danny McFarland of Okeechobee, Florida and Brad McFarland and his wife, Vangela, also of Okeechobee; his daughter, Saundra Powell of Clarksville, Florida; ...


  7. Calling Spring Turkey? You may just call in a PantherRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Examiner.com

    ... 75, State Road 29 or County Road 951. However, most of these huge cats live on preserves and farms south of Lake Okeechobee.


  8. Patrick Murphy Gunning for Marco Rubio's Senate SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Broward-Palm Beach

    ... in Washington." Murphy, 31, has been mostly vocal on issues such as the massive pollution problem in Lake Okeechobee, as well as his concerns over the All Aboard railroad program. "The Everglades was my backyard," he said at the time. "I have two ...


  9. Stranded boaters rescued after spending the night on Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | WPBF



  10. Lure Review: Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits' YamaFrogRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Louisiana Sportsman

    ... On Dec. 15, the YamaFrog enticed a bass over 9 pounds to bite and he put that hawg in the boat while fishing Lake Okeechobee. That's one thing about bassin' in Florida - something like a plastic frog is effective in the mid-winter months when it's ...


  11. Guest opinion: We need to act no...Read the original story

    Friday Mar 20 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    With the beginning of a new legislative session, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and conservation partners are urging legislators to take advantage of an historic opportunity to buy land in the Everglades Agricultural Area , located south of Lake Okeechobee to support Everglades restoration and redirect harmfully high flows that are destroying the Caloosahatchee River and estuaries. EAA land is in a strategic location, just south of Lake Okeechobee, which makes it absolutely necessary for any realistic solution to redirect, store and convey water to Southwest Florida and into the Everglades.


  12. Florida Activists Stand Up For The EvergladesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Sierra

    ... the face on the bills replaced with that of Governor Rick Scott. The 48,600 acres of land to the south of Lake Okeechobee, currently owned by an agricultural business based in Florida called U.S. Sugar Corporation, could be used to store and ...


  13. On Andre Waters and Chris BorlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Philly.com

    ... join it, you embrace it, you claim it as your own. In this small, impoverished region on the south shore of Lake Okeechobee, the muck is something more than the damp, mineral-rich soil in which you attempt to cultivate a life. It is life. It is ...


  14. Little Land Buying In Senate's Amendment 1 PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | CBS Local

    ... the rest would be used to pick up easements along the Kissimmee River to help reduce pollutants flowing into Lake Okeechobee. The bulk of the budget proposal continues existing conservation programs, including agency costs and debt service for the ...


  15. Scott signs bill setting Florida 2016 presidential primary on March 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Palm Beach Post

    ... the rest would be used to pick up easements along the Kissimmee River to help reduce pollutants flowing into Lake Okeechobee. The bulk of the budget proposal continues existing conservation programs, including agency costs and debt service for the ...


  16. Support Floods in for Protecting Florida's Land and WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Sierra

    ... urban runoff. This impact was exacerbated by the weather, which was particularly wet that year, filling up Lake Okeechobee to dangerously high levels. With its natural flow to the south blocked by levees, the lake couldn't drain. So its waters were ...


  17. Miami family killed in crash survived house fire in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Miami Herald

    CBS 4 reports 39-year-old Carolina Ortiz and her three children - ages 17, 16 and 14 - died early Tuesday when their car hit a trailer that had become dislodged and was then hit by another truck. The family was living in South Bay near Lake Okeechobee since a fire destroyed their home in September.


  18. Wireless Zone Honors Outstanding FranchiseesRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | PRWeb

    ... the only Portage, Wisconsin Wireless Zone store, leading the Madison region. Jeffrey Zarrella, who operates in Okeechobee, Florida, was awarded the Spirit of Wireless Zone Franchise honor for his Parrott Avenue location. Zarrella is known within the ...


  19. Norton exhibition, Imaging Eden, presents a photographic history of the EvergladesRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Art Daily

    ... The Everglades originally comprised 8,000,000 acres of watershed that stretched from the Kissimmee River to Lake Okeechobee from which a slow-moving 'River of Grass' moved to Florida Bay. It is a complex system of inter-related environments that ...


  20. South Florida fishing report: March 18, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Miami Herald

    ... fish into the canals. Floating Rapala's, swim baits and soft plastic worms are getting most of the bites. In Lake Okeechobee out of Slim's Fishing Camp in Belle Glade, largemouth bass have been active near Ritta Island and Pelican Bay. The bass are ...


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