|Published:||May 12, 2010 2:13 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 12, 2010 2:13 AM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, FL - The Army Corps of Engineers says there will be a major release of water from Lake Okeechobee.
Experts say the lake is more than 2 and a half feet higher than it should be at this time of year.
A wetter than normal dry season is to blame.
But many are concerned that the rush of water from Lake O will upset the delicate eco-system we enjoy here in southwest Florida.
On Sanibel and Captiva, some fear large fish kills and the possible outbreak of algae blooms as a result of the water release in the Caloosahatchee.
A commander from the Army Corps of Engineers met with concerned citizens Tuesday night at a public meeting to try and explain that the release must happen to maintain the integrity of the Herbert Hoover dike that surrounds the lake.
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