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  1. Okeechobee Trail Closing TemporarilyRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Southwest Florida Online

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close a section of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail near Okeechobee as part of rehabilitation activities on the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding the lake. The Corps will close about 3 miles of the trail between Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough.

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  2. Algae Bloom Tests Halt Lake Okeechobee Discharges into St. Lucie CanalRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

    No water will be discharged from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie Canal until state agencies run tests on a possible blue-green algae bloom just outside the lake at the western end of the St. Lucie Canal, officials have confirmed. Gov. Rick Scott issued this statement Friday: "Today, following reports of harmful blue-green algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee, I've asked the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to immediately dispatch a team to test water for harmful algae blooms.

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  3. Perspective: How much land to protect?Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    Bluehead Ranch, one of the many currently unprotected Florida Forever projects, is important for protecting the headwaters of Fisheating Creek, the health of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades, habitat for Florida panther and Florida black bear. It is one of the largest remaining private expanses of dry prairie, an endangered ecosystem supporting many listed species, left in Florida.

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  4. Algae bloom near Lake Okeechobee prompts suspension of dischargesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | WPBF

    REPORTING LIVE. WPBF 25 NEWS. NOW TO LATE BREAK NEWS AFTER IT RELEASED THE WATER FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE THEY ARE REVERSING COURSE STOPPING THE DAMAGING DISCHARGES MUCH SCIENTISTS TEST THE WATER IN THE ST.

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  5. Statement by Senator Negron on Lake Okeechobee DischargesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Capital Soup

    "I just spoke with Col. Dodd of the Army Corps of Engineers and he has ordered the immediate suspension of discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Lagoon and Estuary until testing of the recent toxic blue-green algae bloom can be completed.

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  6. Lake releases suspended due to algae bloomsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

    The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to temporarily suspend Lake Okeechobee water releases until an algae bloom found in Port Mayaca can be tested. Thursday, he recorded a video of it.

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  7. Orlando man seriously injured in accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Highlands Today

    ... oth Ramos, who was seriously injured, and Faith, who received minor injuries, were taken to Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee, the press release stated.

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  8. Senator Negron Calls on Army Corps to Immediately Suspend Harmful...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Capital Soup

    Today, State Senator Joe Negron called on the Army Corps of Engineers to immediately suspend the harmful releases from Lake Okeechobee due to the current toxic blue-green algae bloom in water adjacent to the lake. "I have personally seen video and photos confirming that water adjacent to Lake Okeechobee is currently experiencing a toxic blue-green algae bloom," said Senator Negron.

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  9. Algae bloom spotted near Lake Okeechobee, Army Corps suspends releasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WPBF

    As Lake Okeechobee discharges start back up, there is major concern after a large bloom of algae has been spotted. Photos were taken Thursday in a canal by the lake which leads to the St. Lucie Estuary.

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  10. Large algae bloom spotted in canal near Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WPBF

    As Lake Okeechobee discharges start back up, theres major concern after a large bloom of algae has been spotted. Scientists have collected samples to test and see if its blue green algae, the same type of toxic algae that devastated the Indian River Lagoon two years ago.

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  11. Demand water qualityRead the original story

    Yesterday | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    ... could be used to clean and protect the Everglades AND ease harmful high flow regulatory discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. We all know what excessive discharges has done to our area estuaries and wildlife. ...

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  12. Earth From Space: FloridaRead the original story

    Yesterday | Space Ref

    ... west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The large body of water at the top of the image is the freshwater Lake Okeechobee. Covering about 1900 sq km, the lake is very shallow with a maximum depth of about 4 m. Across the land area we can see ...

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  13. Cape angler wins bass tourneyRead the original story

    Yesterday | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    Joshua Morfis of Cape Coral weighed a five-bass limit totaling 34 pounds, 14 ounces last Saturday to win the 4th Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee. "It feels great to win a tournament," said Morfis.

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  14. Deadline approaching for land purchaseRead the original story

    Yesterday | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    ... and protect the Everglades, protect our drinking water and ease harmful high flow regulatory discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. The State of Florida must appropriate the funds to purchase the lands in the ...

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  15. After Earth Day: the dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Creative Loafing Tampa

    ... we wrote about a potential swath of land the state may purchase from U.S. Sugar. The land, just south of Lake Okeechobee, would be used to treat fertilizer-laden floodwaters from the lake, and clean water would flow into the Everglades, which it ...

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  16. Fooling Them with PlasticRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Florida Sportsman

    ... was caught on worms. Well my brothers were in town and we decided to take my center console over to Lake Okeechobee for the first time and try for bass. We stopped and got 2 dozen shiners. We launched out of the Kissimmee River and headed out to a ...

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  17. Autistic teen from viral beating video arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WPTV Local News

    Aaron Hill, the 17-year-old autistic boy who attracted national attention after a video of him being beaten went viral in 2014, was arrested on felony assault with a deadly weapon charges in Okeechobee. Officials at the Okeechobee Police Department confirmed that Hill taken into custody on April 17th after an incident which took place at around 3:00am when Hill allegedly pulled a knife on a man and threatened to cut him during a fight in a restaurant.

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  18. Obama sounds alarm on climate damage in visit to EvergladesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Chron

    ... of Obama's visit, accused the president of cutting millions in his budget for repair of an aging dike around Lake Okeechobee, Florida's largest freshwater body. Although Obama didn't mention Scott by name, he offered a series of thinly veiled jabs ...

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  19. Cost of cadaver dogs search releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WPTV Local News

    The price tag is in for the three day search with cadaver dogs at the old Florida School for Boys in Okeechobee.

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  20. Guy Harvey drops plan to open resort in PahokeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Palm Beach Post

    Outpost has dropped its plan to transform the Pahokee marina and campground on the edge of Lake Okeechobee into a vacation destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Guy Harvey, a longtime Fort Lauderdale resident, signs autographs at Bealls in Jupiter, Florida on June 13, 2014.

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