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Protesters call for end to Lake Okeechobee discharges

Posted at 6:37 PM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 19:22:05-04

Protesters swarmed Phipps Park in Stuart Saturday to bring attention to the growing algae problem in the St. Lucie River.

Protestors brought locks with them to symbolize their desire to close the Stuart Lock and have water from Lake Okeechobee head south to the Everglades.

The Army Corps of Engineers say they must release the water through the locks to relieve the stress on the barriers surrounding the lake.

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