The 50 billionth gallon of Lake Okeechobee water in the current round of discharges poured through the St. Lucie Lock & Dam sometime Monday. That's TCPalm's estimate based on the Army Corps of Engineers's daily discharge calculations since the releases began Sept. 15. The 50 billion gallons of Lake O water has combined with much more rainwater runoff from canals stretching into western Martin and St. Lucie counties to turn the St. Lucie River the color of chocolate milk.
Coffee-colored water now spreads throughout the St. Lucie River into the southern Indian River Lagoon, out the St. Lucie Inlet and south several miles along the Atlantic Coast beaches. The water is a combination of rainfall runoff from western Martin and St. Lucie counties and Lake Okeechobee discharges since Hurricane Irma struck in September.
FORT PIERCE — About 1.25 million gallons of wastewater was released into the Indian River Lagoon early Monday because of a power outage at a treatment plant. The problem occurred at the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority's Water Reclamation Facility on South Hutchinson Island, at the southeast base of the South Bridge. The release, which occurred between 3 and 6:45 a.m. Monday, poses no threat to people or wildlife, FPUA spokeswoman Jann Widmayer said.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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