Lake Okeechobee hydro history link

Sobczak, Robert <robert_sobczak@nps.gov> wrote:

Here’s an eco-hydro-operational view of Lake Okeechobee over the past 7 and 50 years. http://www.gohydrology.org . . . → Read More: Lake Okeechobee hydro history link

Johnny Jones passes away

Johnny Jones, executive director of the Florida Wildlife Federation in the 1970s and 1980s, has passed away. He was a leader in combating the environmental destruction that confronts Florida today: ill-conceived drainage plans, the over development of marginal lands, and the destruction of the Everglades ecosystem. Jones spearheaded the major effort to address the ecological . . . → Read More: Johnny Jones passes away

Meeting re Inland Port in Clewiston

This just in from Hendry County:

JOINT GOVERNMENTAL MEETING BETWEEN HENDRY COUNTY AND THE CITIES OF CLEWISTON AND LABELLE

The public is invited to attend a joint governmental meeting between Hendry County and the Cities of Clewiston and Labelle on the South Florida Inland Port Project. The meeting will be held on October 2, 2008 . . . → Read More: Meeting re Inland Port in Clewiston

Miami Herald Q&A about Lake O

Once again, Curtis Martin, writing for the Miami Herald, has a timely and informative article. He did this last month as well. It’s articles like this one that make it hard for a blogger to avoid plagiarism: I simply can’t find enough fluff in the article to cut out. For example, here’s the lede:

A . . . → Read More: Miami Herald Q&A about Lake O

After drought, the deluge: Corps to begin lowering lake

According to this report in the Miami Herald, the Army Corps of Engineers is going to begin lowering water levels in Lake Okeechobee next week. You can see why at one of my favorite blogs, the South Florida Watershed Journal: the lake has gone from under 11 feet (where it was for nearly 2 years) . . . → Read More: After drought, the deluge: Corps to begin lowering lake