2-week pause in Lake Okeechobee discharges is 'woefully inefficient,' US Rep. Brian Mast says

For the second time this month, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., has sent a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the ongoing discharges from Lake Okeechobee.

"We've been over 40 days of these releases from Lake Okeechobee constantly causing freshwater conditions and the pollution that comes with it into these estuaries, and that is not healthy for oyster reefs and sea grass beds," Perry said. "As they are under stress and even dying off, they can't just take a 14-day break and then just start again with other releases, even if they're smaller releases."

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