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Excess water from Hurricane Irma is still making its way through Florida, exacerbating the significant water management challenges the state's faced this rainy season.

Lake Okeechobee is currently at 13.7 feet, which is a slight increase over the course of the week, despite days of water releases into the estuaries surrounding the lake.

While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not at this point believe the aging Hoover Dike is at risk of breach, there are three places where they expect significant amount of water to splash over and potentially stream over the top of those sites.

A planned reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee could take shape more quickly thanks to an Army Corps of Engineers decision.  

Appeals Court Rejects Caloosahatchee Water Case

Jun 20, 2017

A federal appeals court Monday rejected a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ management of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River caused pollution problems in the Southwest Florida waterway.

As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee.

Florida, Alabama Senators Renew River Battle With Georgia

Apr 25, 2016
U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. senators from Florida and Alabama are again asking Congress to intervene in their states' long-running "water wars" with Georgia.

Federal Officials Reduce Draining From Lake Okeechobee

Mar 7, 2016
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Federal officials say they are reducing the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee.