Know when to Swim It, Shore It or Dodge It

Hendry/Glades.—The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties reminds residents and visitors to safely enjoy Florida’s waters this summer. Florida’s 9,000 miles of freshwater and salt water shoreline offer opportunities to have fun and stay cool, but it is important to know when to swim, stick to the shore or avoid naturally-occurring living […]

High toxin levels reported in Caloosahatchee River algal bloom

Low levels of the toxin microcystin were detected in water collected in Lake Okeechobee where a large algal bloom has been reported, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation. Higher levels of microcystin were detected on the Caloosahatchee River in Glades County and in Lee County. The highest level of toxins detected this week […]

Massive west coast restoration project makes big progress

C-43 Reservoir will store water to help Caloosahatchee River and Estuary during wet and dry periods. Construction is well underway on the first of two pump stations associated with the C-43 Reservoir. Click the photo for a larger version. Bulldozers have been piling up massive mountains of earth and construction crews have been working since […]

Lipman employee appointed to SF – WMD

Florida Governor Rick Scott recently appointed Jaime Weisinger of Lipman Family Farms to the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Weisinger will represent district seven – which includes Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Highlands, Glades, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties – with a focus on the Southwest Florida area. The director […]

C-43 Reservoir: construction back on

After years of remaining on hold, the C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir off SR 80 just west of LaBelle, is finally seeing activity again. South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Intergovernmental & Outreach Representative Phil Flood told the January 14 LaBelle City Commission that the project had been back burnered for years due to lack […]