Maritime structure marks 100 years in existence, so why is no one celebrating?

For the past two weeks, the St. Lucie Lock and Dam in Martin County has been quiet as there has been a pause in freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee.

Mark Perry with the Florida Oceanographic Society said after catastrophic hurricanes in the 1920s and 1940s, the lock was part of the overall effort to improve flood control to get water off the lake.

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