What would discharges mean for Martin County?

People in and around Martin County are anxiously awaiting whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will announce discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary.

"Any kind of water release to the estuaries right now, particularly going into the spawning season in March for oysters and seagrass growing season and so forth, is not good because you put too much artificial fresh water into the brackish water estuaries and it really affects those habitats," Mark Perry, the executive director and CEO of the Florida Oceanographic Society, said.

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