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 […]

S-193 Lock on Lake Okeechobee North Shore Reopened to Boat Traffic

West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today reopened the S-193 navigation lock at Taylor Creek to boat traffic entering and leaving Lake Okeechobee. The lock had been closed to navigation since Monday following several inches of rainfall north of the lake over a few hours. SFWMD used the lock […]

Stage set for expansion of Lake Hicpochee

On April 12, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved the purchase of 2,510 acres in Glades County that will expand the ongoing Lake Hicpochee Shallow Hydrologic Enhancement Project. This project will benefit the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary and watershed by adding opportunities for water storage. “It’s simple math, really. More completed […]