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Water flow from Lake Okeechobee to be reduced, Army Corps says

Posted at 11:04 AM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 19:33:05-04

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reduce the water flow from Lake Okeechobee Friday. 

The lake level is currently at 14.73 feet which the Corps says is about 1/4 of a foot lower than last week.

Although the lake is still high for this time of year, current conditions are providing us with the opportunity to further reduce discharges and bring some degree of relief to the estuaries experiencing above normal seasonal algal blooms," Col. Jason Kirk, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander, said in a news release.

He said more water continues to be stored in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes to help reduce inflows in to the lake.
 

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