| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Soggy South Florida emerged from three days of storms with improved water supplies, but lingering concerns about the fast-approaching dry season.
Rainfall has Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, rising about 1.2 inches per...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 11:18 AM
South Florida water levels keep rising, but that doesn’t mean drought-triggered watering restrictions for homes and businesses are going away any time soon.
Heavy October rains have boosted water levels from the Everglades to Lake Okeechobee as...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:38 PM
What a difference a year makes when it comes to South Florida’s weather and water supply.
One year after South Florida’s driest October ever, October 2011 turned out to be one of the wettest in almost 80 years.
A year ago, October kicked off...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 11:56 AM
Thanks to normal to above normal rains for the past two months, drought conditions across much of South Florida have improved from the severe to moderate category, the National Weather Service reported Thursday.
August was particularly rainy in part...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 6:08 AM
Water managers may be the only ones rooting for a tropical storm to hit South Florida this year.
Summer rains are raising drought-strained water levels throughout the region, but have failed to boost Lake Okeechobee back to normal levels.
| Sep 11, 2011
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A Hollywood company's invasion of a small town to film a major movie makes instant fodder for myriad plots. Think the comedy "State and Main."
Fort Lauderdale author Deborah Sharp's...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Dried-out portions of Lake Okeechobee burned Wednesday as wildfires spread across exposed lake bed.
Fires suspected to have started with a lightening strike Tuesday night spread through dried-out marshes along the northwestern portions of the lake,...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat.
While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Fishing tournament organizers in South Dakota need to be sure they have filled out the proper GFP Department paperwork when planning those events.
Applications for 2012 fishing tournaments and special events are now available and must be filed with...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:35 PM
The long-suffering Everglades may get a louder voice in the Florida Legislature thanks to a new coalition of lawmakers launched Monday from South Florida.
State Rep. Steve Perman, D-Boca Raton, started the new Everglades Legislative Caucus, which pledges...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 1:05 AM
GFP reminds hunters of unique opportunities that may exist this winter to reduce problem-causing wildlife.
GFP has an active Wildlife Damage Management Program that assists landowners with depredation-abatement techniques. However, when other methods...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Rock miners on Wednesday lost another legal round in their push to dig on Palm Beach County agricultural land eyed for Everglades restoration.
Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal sided with a coalition of environmental groups and ruled...