Latest Lake Okeechobee Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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