Water discharges from Lake O into St. Lucie Estuary begin again

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says they have to release water east to help drain Lake Okeechobee because the water level is too high.  The discharges will equal about 194 million gallons a day. It’s a huge amount but it’s actually 20 times less than the peak discharges in 2013. (Source: WPTV)


From WPTV: Promptly at 6:52 a.m. Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began discharging water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie Estuary toward the Indian River Lagoon.

The discharges are small compared to 2013 but local activists say one drop is too much.

For the complete story: http://www.wptv.com/news/region-st-lucie-county/port-st-lucie/lake-okeechobee-discharges-begin-friday-to-the-st-lucie-estuary

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