PBPost: ‘St. Lucie River is in hell again’


Aerial view of Martin County waterways (Source: Phil Owen, Martin County Growth Management Department)

Award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger Sally Swartz’s latest entry: The dark brown water pours out of five open gates at the St. Lucie Lock. It stinks of dirt and poopy fertilizer. I know the smell. I hate it. Tan waterfalls of Lake Okeechobee’s nutrient-laden waters pound into the St. Lucie River.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and South Florida Water Management District have been dumping Lake Okeechobee’s overflow into the St. Lucie River in Martin County for weeks.

For the complete entry: http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/opinionzone/2013/07/14/the-st-lucie-river-is-in-hell-again/

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