SWFL mayors present ‘Lake O’ concerns to US lawmakers

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Local lawmakers traveled to the nation’s capitol to share the economical impact of Lake Okeechobee releases.

Southwest Florida mayors began their day in Washington, D.C. with a conference call to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

On Tuesday and Wednesday the mayors will meet with committee staff members who make decisions about water. The mayors said they want to push for a bill introduced by Rep. Curt Clawson (R- Fla.) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D- Fla.) that would expedite funding for alternative measures addressing record high water levels at Lake Okeechobee.