Entries by Marty Baum

Back pumping water into Lake Okeechobee

Indian Riverkeeper learned on January 28, 2016 that the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) was back pumping water into Lake Okeechobee through the S-2, S-3, and S-4 pump stations located on the lake’s southern shore. Back pumping uses pump stations to push water uphill and into Lake Okeechobee. The water is untreated, so any […]

Message from the Riverkeeper

The Indian River gives to us all. The estimated annual economic value of the Indian River lagoon is $3,725,900,000. That is a staggering economic impact that affects both the communities and economies from Titusville all the way down to Jupiter.  Everyone along Indian River lagoon is directly dependant upon the health and vigor of the […]