ABC-7 News: New LOSOM plan reduces harmful releases from Lake Okeechobee into SWFL waters

November 18, 2021
By: Dave Elias
Nov 18th, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In a highly anticipated announcement, the US Army Corps of Engineers has released an updated schedule for water releases from Lake Okeechobee.

The updated The Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) is expected to reduce the potential for harmful blue-green algae blooms on our coast.

The Army Corps of Engineers detailed a 35% reduction on water releases from Lake O to the Caloosahatchee, instead sending more of that water south to the Everglades…