'It impacts our health': Treasure Coast residents voice worries as discharges from Lake Okeechobee continue

Concern over water releases from Lake Okeechobee was front and center Thursday at a Rivers Coalition meeting.

Mark Perry, the president of the Rivers Coalition and executive director of the Florida Oceanographic Society, is among those worried about the ramifications of the discharges.

"The Corps of Engineers said that it's going to have to go on for probably six weeks," Perry said. "That's not going to be good because as you turn this estuary completely fresh it'll start to kill off the oyster reefs and the seagrass beds."

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