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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce Lake Okeechobee flows

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start reducing outflows from Lake Okeechobee to the estuaries, starting Saturday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday that the releases from Lake Okeechobee will begin "gradually to allow time for the ecosystems of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and estuaries to adjust." Currently, the flows for the Caloosahatchee Estuary have been averaging more than 4,000 cubic feet per second according to Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani. Based on Thursday's announcement, the flows will be reduced to approximately 3,000 cubic feet per ...

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