WINK News: Army Corps narrowing down new Lake Okeechobee management plan

June 15, 2021
Reporter: Stephanie Byrne
Writer: Drew Hill
June 15th, 2021

If you’re fed up with Lake Okeechobee releases or the blue-green algae that sometimes comes with them, you can have your voice heard.

The Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of rewriting how it handles operations and recently released six new possible lake management plans.

For those of us that live on the coast, environmental groups and leaders only want freshwater flows from Lake O when the Caloosahatchee River needs it. They also want to increase water sent south to the Everglades and Florida Bay.