Lake O releases to increase

Rainfall is adding the equivalent of 13,700 Olympic size pools to Lake Okeechobee every day. (Source: WGCU)

WGCU reports that as of Friday, the lake level was 15.24 feet. US Army Corps of Engineers’ spokesman, John Campbell, said at 15 and a half feet the maximum optimum level has been exceeded so the release schedule needs to be adjusted. Campbell said right now rainfall is adding the equivalent of 13,700 Olympic size pools to Lake Okeechobee every day.

For the complete story: http://news.wgcu.org/post/lake-o-releases-increase

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