Reporter: Zach Barrett
October 13th, 2020
The waters around Southwest Florida are staying clean — for now.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has yet to make a decision when or how much fresh water will be released from Lake Okeechobee to the coasts to alleviate the rising lake levels.
As of Tuesday, the levels on Lake Okeechobee sat around 16 feet. Ideal lake typically sit around 12-15 feet.
Chris Wittman, the co-founder of Captains for Clean Water, said it will take some time to get that amount of water out of the lake.