Several conservationists, including Florida Oceanographic Society Executive Director Mark Perry, spoke with WPBF 25 News about the Army Corps decision for a preliminary plan.
U.S. Rep Brian Mast joined a coalition of Florida environment groups at the Port Mayaca Lock and Dam Tuesday to convey support for a revised Lake Okeechobee plan which sends more water south to the thirsty Everglades and eliminates discharges from the lake to coastal estuaries.
City commissioners are urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency to address spreading algal blooms across Lake Okeechobee.
Mark Perry, Executive Director of Florida Oceanographic Society discusses upcoming Lake Okeechobee water releases
Mark Perry, Executive Director of Florida Oceanographic Society talks about the potential impact of upcoming water releases from Lake Okeechobee.
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin releasing water from a bloated Lake Okeechobee in an effort curb the threat of a toxic algae bloom over the summer.