Who decides when we will get Lake O releases? How do they decide?

Lake Okeechobee (Source: TCPalm)

TCPalm provides a look at the entities and considerations involved in deciding how water is dumped into and out of Lake Okeechobee. These interests are multi-layered, complex and often compete with one another. Ultimately, it is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a federal agency, that operates what has been designed predominantly as a flood control system with input from the South Florida Water Management District, a state agency.

For the complete article and photo gallery: http://www.tcpalm.com/photos/galleries/2012/dec/16/why-the-water-comes-who-decides-when-we-will-get/

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