Sept. 14, 2018
West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) unveiled a new video to educate the public about management of Lake Okeechobee.
The video, "Who Relies on Lake Okeechobee?", was shown to the public at the SFWMD Governing Board's regular monthly meeting on Thursday. The video explains the role of Lake Okeechobee on the landscapes of South Florida from flood control to water supply and environmental restoration. The video can be seen by clicking HERE.
"Lake Okeechobee is often referred to as the 'liquid heart of the Everglades.' The management of this 730-square-mile lake impacts each and every one of the 8.1 million residents we serve," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez. "Videos like this help better explain water manager decisions that address the complex interactions between stakeholder needs and using the lake as a resource."
The "Liquid Heart of Florida" is a critical part of South Florida's flood control and water supply system. Millions of people, businesses, tribal interests and the environment depend on the lake to help protect them from floods and ensure they have enough water.