Palm Beach Post: What’s next for the St. Lucie River?

Sunset Over the St. Lucie River (original watercolor: Sharon Ferina)

From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: Martin County’s summer from hell ended last week when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District — the two agencies that jointly manage Lake Okeechobee — finally closed the gates at the St. Lucie Locks.

…Billions of gallons of polluted freshwater are no longer pounding into the river. The Lost Summer has ended at last, and it’s time to hope Mother Nature can work her healing magic one more time.

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