PALM BEACH POST: Harmful Lake Okeechobee releases to increase

PALM BEACH POST: September 15, 2016. Written by Kimberly Miller.

Harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the fragile St. Lucie Estuary will increase as the lake swells to its highest level all summer.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday it will dump 525,000 gallons per minute of lake water into the St. Lucie Estuary, an 80 percent increase from the current discharge amounts. 

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