On February 21, Governor Ron DeSantis stopped by the Coastal Center to announce that he appointed Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch to the South Water Management Governing Board!
"At this point in the process, it is critical we hear about concerns and priorities from the public," said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Deputy Commander for South Florida.
Check out this recent paper by Dr. Glenn A. Coldren and researchers from Villanova University and Smithsonian Environment Research Center on work at Kennedy Space Center.
"The water quality of the lake is at an all-time crisis level and human health, the environment and the regional economy are suffering as polluted lake water is discharged to the estuaries."
"The water management system in South Florida is designed, engineered and operated to provide flood protection and water supply, but it obviously is being controlled to support the profit-driven agricultural industry around Lake Okeechobee."
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a series of public meetings. On Thursday, June 28 2018 a meeting will be held at the Blake Library in Stuart, Florida. Seating will be limited.
"Discharges of water from Lake Okeechobee totaled 832 billion gallons in 2017." Read the editorial by Florida Oceanographic Society's executive director, Mark Perry.