Video: Lake Okeechobee water release in St. Lucie River affecting environment, businesses

WPTV video: The St. Lucie River in Jensen Beach is Henry Caimotto’s backyard. It’s also his cause. The Snook Nook owner has fought against Lake Okeechobee water releases into the river since the 1980s. Caimotto says the lake’s mixture of fresh water, pollutants and nutrients should be redirected into the Everglades. He says it’s turned the river into a graveyard. … Click here to read more

Video: ‘Lake Okeechobee water release is poison for St. Lucie River’

WPTV reports that The Army Corps of Engineers release of millions of gallons of water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie Canal is worrying those who preserve and restore the St. Lucie River. Leon Abood of the Rivers Coalition in Stuart said this move is “poison” for the river: It kills the oysters, seagrass and stops spawning. It not only hurts the environment not only hurts the river but it also hurts our economy also.” Watch video … Click here to read more