Army Corps to begin Lake O releases today, Rep. Murphy comments

US Representative Patrick Murphy, D-FL 18 (Source: WPTV)

U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) made the following statement in response to the announcement by the Army Corps of Engineers that releases from Lake Okeechobee are scheduled to begin today:

“I am very concerned about these releases from Lake Okeechobee and the damaging impact they have on the health of the St. Lucie River, and in turn, on the community and local economy. This announcement by the Army Corps reemphasizes the pressing need to move forward with Everglades restoration efforts, including the Indian River Lagoon project, with the overall goal of restoring the natural flow of water and improving water quality throughout the region. I have had numerous meetings with local environmental groups and with the Army Corps to ensure these projects move forward expeditiously.  I will continue to closely monitor these efforts to fight delays and attempts to cut their funding so that we can stop these harmful discharges in order to protect our precious ecosystem.”

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