Poor health of Lake Okeechobee is not a good sign for coastal communities

Dozens of square miles of vegetation was likely killed by the storm. Scientists say with that loss there could be very little filter and potential nutrients flowing into the lake from the north could settle in the lake. (Source: WPTV)

From WPTV: Scientists believe Hurricane Irma wiped out the vegetation that grows in Lake Okeechobee.

So what does that mean when discharges into the estuaries potentially resume?

The Army Corps would like to have the lake between 12.5 to 15.5 feet heading into the rainy season. The preferred level is 12.5.

Right now levels are above 15 feet.

For the complete story: https://www.wptv.com/news/region-martin-county/poor-health-of-lake-o-is-not-a-good-sign-for-coastal-communities

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