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Lake Okeechobee water levels decrease slightly

Posted at 10:20 AM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 13:23:22-04

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Lake Okeechobee water levels have decreased slightly.

The lake is now just over 17 feet.

The Corps also says inflows into Lake Okeechobee are now less than what’s being discharged east and west.

Right now more than 1 1/2  billion gallons of Lake Okeechobee water flow through the Port Mayaca locks daily.

Nearly 3 billion gallons are currently being released through the St. Lucie locks.