TCPALM: When will Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River end?

TCPALM: October 18, 2016. Written by Tyler Treadway.

Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River could decrease again Friday, but likely won't stop yet.

At a conference call Tuesday with government and nonprofit agency scientists from throughout South Florida, Army Corps of Engineers officials seemed ready to accept requests to cut discharges from 1.16 billion gallons a day to about 750 million gallons a day.

It's a significant drop: Blue-green algae from the lake started blooming in the river in early summer, just after discharges were raised to 1.1 billion gallons a day.

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