Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project meeting scheduled Tuesday night

Posted at 5:28 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 05:52:05-04

On Tuesday, the Army Corps of Engineers will host a public planning meeting in Okeechobee County to discuss storage efforts north of Lake Okeechobee.
Some say this could help the algae situation on the Treasure Coast.
The meeting will be held in the Okeechobee Auditorium located at 3800 NW 16th Boulevard, Suite A in Okeechobee started at 6 p.m.

Comments are currently being accepted on the project through July 28, 2016, and can be emailed at or mailed to the following address:
Gretchen Ehlinger
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019

"The Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project will look at storage options north of Lake Okeechobee, which will help to improve the timing of flows into the lake and better manage lake levels," said Tim Gysan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District project manager. "Public participation is a key component in our planning efforts and during this meeting we will provide background on the project, discuss the steps needed to develop a final plan and get feedback from those in attendance."