‘Slow the flow’ into Lake Okeechobee to reduce discharges
In July, residents from both the east and west coasts of Florida met in Clewiston to express their frustrations with water releases from Lake Okeechobee. Much like myself, coastal residents are passionate about their homes and their waterways. We do not want to see toxic algae anywhere — not on the coasts, and especially not in Lake Okeechobee.
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Sending Lake O water south isn’t the solution
Captain Daniel Andrews is right that water is Florida’s most valuable resource. Anyone that has spent a hot summer afternoon in the Sunshine State knows how precious water can be, whether it’s for drinking, recreating, or fishing. In the Glades Communities, thousands of families rely on a healthy Lake Okeechobee for fishing and boating.
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