Army Corps to further reduce ‘Lake O’ water releases

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The United States Army Corps of Engineers is reducing flows from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River to under a billion gallons a day. The flows peaked at 5 billion gallons a day in February, ushering in a season of brown, murky water Southwest Florida.

The appearance of the water is much improved, which has some business owners skeptically delighted. Many of them hope a permanent solution to the region’s water woes is implemented.