Army Corps to increase Lake Okeechobee discharges

Army Corps to increase Lake Okeechobee discharges

In what could be termed an abundance of caution, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will pick up the pace of discharges from Lake Okeechobee in response to continued high water levels.

“Lake Okeechobee has not receded as much as much as we would like since November,” said Col. James Booth, Jacksonville District commander. “We must prepare for the next wet season, and the latest forecasts indicate we may not have as much help from mother nature as originally thought. Our partners and stakeholders have expressed that if releasing water is required, now is better than later for a variety of reasons.”

“We will sustain our releases from Lake Okeechobee at a seven-day average pulse release of 2,000...

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