Latest Lake Okeechobee Stories

2007-08-10 09:04:00

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 10--Rebuffing Big Sugar's water pleas, water managers on Thursday refused to use Lake Okeechobee to store polluted stormwater that growers wanted to tap for drought-strained crops.

2007-06-05 18:00:21

The drought in southern Florida has led to a major archaeological find on the bottom of Lake Okeechobee -- pieces of pottery, conch jewelry and human bone.

2007-05-18 10:36:37

The fairways here are flecked, the greens mottled brown. PGA National doesn't look like a marquee golf course under the most severe water restrictions in South Florida history.

2006-05-02 18:08:56

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Even a weak hurricane can overwhelm the leaky and crumbling dike around Florida's massive Lake Okeechobee, putting more than 40,000 people in "imminent danger," state officials said on Tuesday.

2005-04-30 10:10:00

Lake Okeechobee was in trouble before last year's hurricanes churned up a thick layer of pollution from the bottom, turning the water the color of day-old coffee. But the worst may be yet to come.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.