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Give your opinion about Lake Okeechobee discharges

Posted: 3:17 PM, Aug 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-06 15:17:22-04
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to hear from you about plans for discharging water from Lake Okeechobee.

The agency is considering a proposal that would give them more flexibility for dealing with harmful algae blooms.

Until this year, the Army Corps was required to carry out discharges when the lake reached a certain level, which sometimes led to algae pouring into the rivers and canals.

The new proposal would allow them to release water before the algae blooms appear.

You can weigh in with your comments through August 21.

Mail your comments to:

Jacksonville District Corps of Engineers
701 San Marco Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207

You can also send an email to Melissa.a.nasuti@usace.army.mil.

For more information, click here.