NBC-2 News: Army Corps’ revised LOSOM plan a step in the right direction

August 11, 2021
By: Chris Redfearn
Aug 11th, 2021

Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced how they want to change their proposed Lake Okeechobee water release plan (LOSOM).

Southwest Florida stakeholders told NBC2 the revisions the Corps is working to implement in the new version (revision three) are a step in the right direction.

“The boundaries that Colonel Kelly set in iteration three are exactly what we’re looking for,” said Daniel Andrews from Captains for Clean Water. “However, there was a fair amount of ambiguity as far as how far he’s willing to go with that.”

“Today, Colonel Kelly indicated these are goals, okay. The goals are certainly aligning with what we asked for. Obviously, we need to see the details,” Andrews said.