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Lake Okeechobee, Florida

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#160 of 284 in Nature in Florida
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  • Love the size of the lake and how it affects the state. The wAter. releases control Pressure on the flood gates and supplies a majority. Of the rivers I n central Florida. Lots. Of interest and the lo...  more »
  • I really wanted to see this lake while nearby in Jupiter. I decided to go for it. After studying a map I decided the shortest distance from Jupiter to the lake would be the access point at Port Mayaca...  more »
  • On the size of the Lake so much couldn't even get in bass fishing. Complete defeat. However, it left a big impression. Thinking on the shores of Lake red sinking Sun, Lake of greatness "Okeechobee IIII! Awesome chaaaaange awesome! "And found myself crying.
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  • I left Florida a long time ago but some of my earliest memories are of the town of Okeechobee, sitting in the crystal clear water in Lake Okeechobee and how the minnows would tickle your legs in the sunlight. I would catch and release minnows with a big conch for hours.
  • Plenty of parking, paved walk paths, & public restrooms. Nice park for a walk. Occasionally you'll see gators or manatees.
  • I always wanted to fish Okeechobee (with my son) to see if it was as good as I'd heard. .... It's far better!
  • Lake O beautiful.😄Now only if the 7 agencies can get together and solve this DUMPING SITUATION.😠It's a broken record...Same problem every SUMMER.😬YES, THIS YEAR HORRIBLE.😱DESTROYING PEOPLE LIVES HEALTH WISE AND FINANCIAL. Praying for the people on the coast.😤
  • 2018 UPDATE- Destroying South West Florida’s gulf coast and economy. The sugar industry in Florida is known as Big Sugar. They use Lake Okeechobee (Lake O) as their personal reservoir. When they have to much water, big sugar pumps it back into Lake O. This water is fertilized and filled with nutrients and that pollutes the water of Lake O. Then when the water Levels of the lake get high they release this polluted water to the East and West coast by way of the St Lucie, and Caloosahatchee Rivers. This practice turns the rivers into a dark polluted brown iced tea color. Some years the pollution is so bad toxic algae forms and kills sea life. In the summer of 2018 this practice has led to thick toxic algae building up along the rivers and destroying the sea life along the way. Especially on the Caloosahatchie River into the Gulf of Mexico where thousands of fish, manatees, turtles, sea life, and birds are dying, and washing ashore from the toxic water Plus the millions of fish that died and sank to the bottom of the water. The health dept. won't comment on what this toxic algae does to humans, even though the air smells worse than a sewer back up and people are reporting health problems from the air. Thousands of people have been laid off from work because the tourists have left. Governor Rick Scott called for a State of Emergency and this led to a meeting from the Army Corp of Engineers in Cape Coral Florida where the spokesperson said they would rather send the toxic water to the people of Southwest Florida rather then send it back to big sugar. This is currently killing everything. Governor Rick Scotts campaign is funded by Big Sugar, and people want to see him in jail for killing all the sea life and businesses. Millions most likely Billions of tourist dollars are being lost because of the toxic water. The water is supposed to flow South to the Everglades as it has for thousands of years, but big sugar has changed that, and all of the projects to save the Everglades from the big sugar water diversion have failed along with the Government. The toxic water is still flowing today.
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