Water-Related News

Storing more water farther north could lessen damaging Lake Okeechobee discharges

...[T]he South Florida Water Management District is looking into whether more stormwater could be held in lakes north of Lake Okeechobee during the rainy summer and fall instead of draining as much south at times when the big lake's rising waters prompt flood-control discharges out to sea.

Holding more water north of the lake offers the potential to save more water for future water supply needs and lessen the environmental harm the draining does to coastal estuaries.