The Army Corps of Engineers is holding a press briefing today to discuss Lake Okeechobee water management. The Corps is working on a new operating manual for the lake that will be followed for 10 years. We'll be on the press call and will bring you a full report on our show Saturday morning.
Fort Myers Beach Town Councilman Jim Atterholt wants to keep the pressure on lawmakers about water quality. Working with the town staff Atterholt is putting together a campaign calling on locals and snowbirds to take action.
The Army Corps of Engineers is making a temporary deviation to the Lake Okeechobee release schedule this week to facilitate a study by the South Florida Water Management District and U.S. Geological Survey to develop methods to indirectly measure sediment transported from the lake to the estuaries.
(By KC Schulberg) For 25 years, Calusa Waterkeeper has worked to protect our local waters. But today’s challenges are greater than ever – and we need the public’s help.