Lake Okeechobee water to be sent to Everglades, a first in dry season
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Florida is doing something many said couldn't be done: Releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to Everglades National Park to alleviate record flooding conditions during the dry season.
The releases, allowed under emergency conditions, will allow water south of the lake to flow toward the park, which should mean less water flowing through the Caloosahatchee River and its estuary. Lake Okeechobee water, in turn, can be sent south where it's needed the most.
"It's a very serious condition," said Ron Bergeron, 70, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation... read more
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