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Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River, Indian River Lagoon top 50 billion gallons

The 50 billionth gallon of Lake Okeechobee water in the current round of discharges poured through the St. Lucie Lock…

Heavy rain adds to Treasure Coast water woes

The brown, murky water is sticking around on the Treasure Coast. Environmentalists say it will stick around and the heavy…

Fort Myers Beach businesses concerned over continued Lake O releases

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The aging Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee has cleared another inspection. The Army Corps of…

Kissimmee River discharges keep lake levels high

  Billions of gallons of water each day is flowing in to Lake Okeechobee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

Lake O hits highest level since 2005, raising concerns its dike could fail

Rainfall from Hurricane Irma has pushed the water level in Lake Okeechobee to its highest point since 2005. Now, with…

Corps stops Lake O discharges due to flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has stopped releasing Lake Okeechobee water into the St Lucie Estuary.

High tides, winds cause flooding on Treasure Coast; Army Corps cuts Lake O discharges

A combination of extra-high “king” tides, winds and rain — yes, even more rain — is causing flooding in low-lying areas along the Treasure…

Damaging freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee to continue

  What’s been described as a dark wall of freshwater is moving miles into the Gulf of Mexico, and that…

Lake Okeechobee still rising as more rain is forecasted

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (CBS12) — We’re still drying out from Hurricane Irma’s rains, and now more tropical moisture is upon us. As…

Bill would steer more federal resources to target algae blooms

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a bill Tuesday to devote more federal resources to combating algae blooms, part of a growing…

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