NEWS-PRESS: 2016 already a 'disaster' for Caloosahatchee watershed

News-Press: September 21, 2016. Written by Amy Bennett Williams

It's not even close to over, but Caloosahatchee advocates are already reaching to find ways to describe just how bad a year it's been for the river.

Last week, water managers and the wet weather presented them with a new milestone: 1 million acre feet of freshwater flows to the estuary.

It's only the ninth time in more than half a century that's happened, and if it keeps up this way, 2016 may go down as one of the three worst years since anyone began keeping records.

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