Billions of Gallons of Polluted Water Continue to Pour into Caloosahatchee

Billions of Gallons of Polluted Water Continue to Pour into Caloosahatchee

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

An unseasonably wet dry season has brought record rainfall to Florida not seen since the Great Depression. Lake Okeechobee levels have reached dangerously high levels, threatening the Herbert Hoover Dike and forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin releasing Lake Okeechobee water into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers this month in attempts … Read More

CEO Statement Regarding Increased Lake Okeechobee Discharges Beginning Tomorrow

Thursday, February 4, 2016

PALMETTO BAY, FL — Today, Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg released the following statement following the announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maximize discharges from Lake Okeechobee beginning tomorrow. “We are disheartened to hear today’s announcement to increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee to maximum capacity. Still recovering from polluted discharges during the ‘Lost Summer’ of 2013, … Read More