Army Corps of Engineers to reduce Lake O releases Thursday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began adjusting flows on the 14-day water release schedule from Lake Okeechobee July 13.

A new pulse release schedule for water releases will take effect Friday. According to the USACE,

Flows at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam will remain constant at 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Flows at St. Lucie Lock and Dam will vary daily, but average 1,170 cfs over the seven-day period. The pulse release for the St. Lucie include two days of no releases (although basin runoff may still be discharged). Additional runoff from rain
in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.

View the water releases live with the Army Corps webcam here.

For more information about water level and flows data for Lake Okeechobee, you can visit the Army Corps website.

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