Published: Feb 11, 2013 11:16 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Water is still being released from swollen Lake Okeechobee.

The Army Corp of Engineers says the lake is at 14.4, significantly higher than years past. It was at 12.5 last year at this time.

The goal is to be at 12.5 by the start of hurricane season June 1.

In September, federal engineers started letting water out into the Caloosahatchee after rain from Tropical Storm Isaac caused the lake to rise. The process will ease pressure on its aging dike.