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We can’t stop the rain, but we can slow the flow

Oct 21st, 2020

If you make a living on the water like I do or care about our Florida waters, you’ve watched this hurricane season closely.  While we’ve been spared the brunt of these storms thus far, our state has been absolutely inundated with excess water...

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Balancing act: Lake Okeechobee levels rise, no releases this week

Oct 1st, 2020

All eyes are on Lake Okeechobee right now as the water creeps higher and higher. Now, it's at 15.54 ft. Still, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who manage the lake levels, says it will not release any water from the lake, east or west, this week.

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Florida Angler explains importance of Lake O restoration project

Aug 26th, 2020

A project to restore healthy water levels comes as welcome news for people living around Lake Okeechobee. We spoke to a fisherman, who has lived there for decades, about what he would like to see happen.

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Guest opinion: 'Lake Okeechobee needs our help'

May 20, 2020

Lake Okeechobee is my home. I grew up on her waters and there is no other place I would rather be. The lake not only represents where I learned how to fish, it also is the lifeblood of my families roots here in Florida

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Feb 10th, 2020

For Lake Okeechobee, 2019 was an important year. Over the course of the year, the lake hosted more than 100 tournaments — big and small, out of every marina on the lake. 

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Students represent Clewiston

Nov 21st, 2019

A group of Public Safety Academy and other students from Clewiston High School line the back of the room at Florida Gulf Coast University while the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board members met last Thursday.  

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Low lake level puts boaters in jeopardy

May 1st, 2019

The lowering of Lake Okeechobee’s level can have an effect on boaters even before it declines to under 11 feet, as the grounding of three teenage tourists’ vessel on Saturday, April 27, demonstrated.  

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South Florida residents rally to “Slow the Flow” of polluted water into Lake Okeechobee​​

April 17th, 2019

Wearing red caps emblazoned with “Make Lake O Great Again,” elected officials, business owners, and college students, all with ties to the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee, rallied at the Florida Capitol Complex in Tallahassee. READ MORE

Glades Leaders Rally to #SlowTheFlow from the North, Restore Lake 'O'

April 17th, 2019

Earlier Wednesday elected officials, business owners, and North Florida college students originally from the Glades communities gathered in Waller Park at the Florida Capitol to voice their support for state funding to expedite plans north of Lake Okeechobee to “slow the flow”. READ MORE

We can’t stop the rain, but we can slow the flow

Sep 30th, 2020

If you make a living on the water like I do or care about our Florida waters, you’ve watched this hurricane season closely. Even though we’ve mainly been spared the brunt of these storms thus far, our state has absolutely been inundated with excess water on top of our normal daily thunderstorms. 

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Indiantown Chamber Hosts Inaugural Kids Fishing Tournament

July 28th, 2020

The Indiantown Chamber of Commerce held its inaugural Kid’s Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 20, for children 5 to 15 years.

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Anglers to protest lake spraying

Feb 19th, 2020

Concerned about Lake Okeechobee?  Lake Okeechobee area residents who oppose the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s use of chemical herbicides to control invasive aquatic vegetation on the big lake are planning a protest on Feb. 22 on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 600 Hoover Dike Road in Clewiston.

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U.S. Army Corps seeks public input on how to handle Lake O operations

Dec 12th, 2019

The future of the largest lake in the southeastern United States hangs in the balance Thursday.  It’s a resource for fishermen, for tourism and the water supply, but also contributes to our water quality issues. 

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Momentum continues on project #SlowTheFlow

Nov 6th, 2019

2019 has been a banner year for Lake Okeechobee. In January, the lake hosted the Costa FLW Series at Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole at the world-renowned Roland and Mary Ann Martin Marina in Clewiston. 

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Anglers for Lake Okeechobee press to save ‘heartbeat of our towns’​​

April 17th, 2019

Dozens of people representing Lake Okeechobee’s fishing industry came to the Capitol Wednesday, asking the House to go along with the Senate’s $50 million appropriation for the troubled lake’s Watershed Restoration project.  READ MORE

April 3rd, 2019

During President Donald Trump's visit to the tiny hamlet of Canal Point, the must-have memento was atop the heads of dozens who turned up for the March 29 occasion. They were fire engine red trucker-style hats. Emblazoned on the front with capital block letters: Make Lake O Great Again. READ MORE

President Trump to visit Lake Okeechobee on Friday, tour Herbert Hoover Dike

March 26th, 2019

President Trump will make a major environmental visit to Lake Okeechobee on Friday. According to a senior administration official, the president will do an aerial tour of the lake at 1 p.m. Friday and look at the work being done on the aging Herbert Hoover Dike.

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Trump ‘listened,’ but made no promises about Lake Okeechobee

April 3rd, 2019

Mayor Mali Gardner had taken an extra “Make Lake O Great Again” cap along with just in case she’d get a second to talk with the president on March 29 at Canal Point when he and a host of Florida’s representatives visited a Herbert Hoover Dike project site. READ MORE

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