When it comes to Lake Okeechobee discharges, it's a case of damned if you do and damned of you don't. The latest round of discharges that started Sept. 15 are wreaking havoc on the ecosystems of the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon. More: Lake O releases will continue, along with damage to Caloosahatchee River estuaryBut the longer the water stays in Lake O, the more environmental damage it does there.
For the second week in a row, Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River will be cut back Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday afternoon. Plus, water will be discharged in weeklong "pulses," meaning higher levels part of the week and lower levels, maybe even no releases at all, part of the week. Pulse releases are designed to allow tides to flush salty water up the river without having to push against the flow from the lake.
WEST PALM BEACH — Call them the Not-So Final Four. The South Florida Water Management District has developed four preliminary configurations for the proposed reservoir to help prevent the damaging discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Calooshatchee rivers. All four are designed to meet the goal of sending an average of 98 billion gallons of excess Lake O water, and up to 500 million gallons, south to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay each year.
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