Will feds pay share of cost for planned EAA reservoir?

Will the federal government fund 50 percent of the cost of the planned Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir? At their June 14 meeting, members of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board expressed concern that the federal government might not provide the expected 50-50 match to build the EAA reservoir. The reservoir is part […]

Glades County Road Watch report for week of June 24

GLADES COUNTY SR 78 Railroad Crossing from north of Canal Road to south of Kilpatrick Drive: Construction project: Crews will be making improvements to the railroad crossing on SR 78.  Crews will be replacing concrete approach slabs, which are structures that provide a transition between the roadway pavement and the railroad tracks. The contractor will […]

City kicks in to ensure future summer camps

MOORE HAVEN — After hearing the Glades Education Foundation’s (GEF) update on plans for the summer camp to be staged out of Moore Haven Elementary School July 9-20, the City Council decided at its meeting June 5 to contribute toward keeping it going in future years. Laura Perry of the GEF had just told council […]

Algae coming from many discharge sources

Record rainfall in May and continuing heavy rains this month are causing ecological damage, according to a report given by South Florida Water Management District Water Resources Director Terrie Bates at the June 14 meeting of the SFWMD Governing Board. Algae found in the St. Lucie watershed is coming from many sources, not just from […]

Landowners question LOWRP plan at June 18 meeting

Glades County residents who own the land within the footprint of the tentatively selected Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Plan want assurances that the project will actually benefit Lake Okeechobee. At the June 18 meeting with South Florida Water Management District Officials at Indian River State College, many expressed frustration with past dealings with the state […]

Wetlands project proposed north of lake

A shallow reservoir and increased wetlands are proposed just north of Lake Okeechobee adjacent to the Kissimmee River in Glades County. The Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project LOWRP) includes a Wetland Attenuation Feature with a footprint of approximately 12,500 acres, 80 Aquifer Storage and Recover (ASR) wells, restoration of the Paradise Run wetland and restoration […]

County considers ‘fire tax’ to improve service

GLADES COUNTY — Having dependably quick response in an emergency is a concern for many people in sparsely populated Glades County, and it’s come to the forefront again because Muse area residents recently have raised questions about the fire station there. Commissioner Donald Strenth had asked that a discussion about future fire protection services in […]

Federal funding for EAA reservoir could be delayed

Plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee could face funding delays. While Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) R.D. James found the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir plan feasible, the review assessment submitted to the Office of Management and Budget also imposed conditions for implementation. “I have determined that the project identified in […]

Moore Haven Lock fully operational with no width restrictions

Moore Haven Lock west gate has been repaired and the lock is fully operational with no width restrictions.

Moore Haven traffic crash on U.S. 27

MOORE HAVEN — A Coral Springs woman sustained serious injuries from a traffic crash in Moore Haven on Friday, June 15. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) stated that at approximately 3:12 p.m., a 2000 Ford F350 pickup operated by Calvin Lee Billings, 28, Moore Haven, was eastbound on U.S. 27 in the left turn lane. […]