Tag Archives: Lake Okeechobee

3 Troubling Lake Okeechobee Levee Facts 1

Tonight, the Army Corps of Engineers held a public meeting in Clewiston, FL to discuss current “upgrades” to the 143 mile Herbert Hoover Dike, which protects much of south Florida should Lake Okeechobee flood or be pushed out of its banks during a hurricane. The dike system cannot be counted on to protect against flooding […]

Critical Lake Okeechobee Levee Safety Study to be Discussed Next Week

From 1926 to 1928, south Florida experienced no less than five strong hurricanes of Category 2 strength or higher. Two of those hurricanes, the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 and the Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928, were especially large and destructive, claiming thousands of lives. In both seasons, strong winds around those storms pushed a storm […]