Lake Okeechobee

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Less Lake O water to flow into Caloosahatchee

FORT MYERS, Fla. The amount of potentially harmful water going into the Caloosahatchee River is being cut again. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on...

Corps to reduce Lake O flows into Caloosahatchee

FORT MYERS, Fla. Less water from Lake Okeechobee will flow into the Caloosahatchee River starting Friday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reduce flows to...
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Trump joins Scott in push for speedy repair of Lake O dike

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is doubling down on efforts to repair the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. Trump sent a memo instructing federal...
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Lake Okeechobee water hits highest level since 2005

FORT MYERS, Fla. Water in Lake Okeechobee is at its highest level since 2005, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday. The Corps is...

Gov. Scott to discuss hurricane recovery with Trump

WASHINGTON Hurricane recovery is expected to be among the topics Friday when President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott meet for lunch at the White...
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Lake O water historically high; so is bacteria level

FORT MYERS, Fla. Water levels are up after Hurricane Irma. And so are populations of bacteria in the water, environmental activists say. Lake Okeechobee is at 16.21...
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Ingredients for toxic algae bloom exist in SWFL water

FORT MYERS, Fla. The water looks better than it did last year at many places in Southwest Florida. But a possible danger is hiding just...
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Harmful algae discovered in Lake O

CAPE CORAL, Fla. Harmful algae has emerged in Lake Okeechobee, and muck spotted in a southeast Cape Coral canal is being tested to find...
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Army Corps warns Lake O boaters about low water levels

ALVA, Fla. The Army Corps of Engineers is urging boaters to take caution on Lake Okeechobee due to extremely low water levels. The Corps issued...

Senate panel OKs $110 million for toxic algae outbreaks

WASHINGTON Legislation earmarking $110 million in federal funding for communities impacted by toxic algae blooms passed the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday. The bill allows $22 million...

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