Herbert Hoover Dike protects all of South Florida

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OKEECHOBEE — The safety of the Herbert Hoover Dike is vital to the people of the Glades. Those who live around the Big O’s southern shores in South Bay, Belle Glade, Moore Haven and Clewiston know the danger they could be in if the dike failed. The dike also protects the farms of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), the Everglades and more.

At the December public hearing on the South Florida Water Management District’s proposal for the EAA reservoir, Clewiston Mayor Mali Gardner was among those who reminded officials that some Floridians don’t understand the importance of the dike.

Read more in the Okeechobee News.