Water-Related News

Army Corps resumes water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing water from Lake Okeechobee on Saturday at a rate of 1,800 cubic feet per second.

"The lake remains at its lowest level since 2011,” said Army Corp Spokesperson John Campbell. But he says they want to continue releasing water into the Caloosahatchee River to get a head start on the rainy season.

The 2016 El Nino season caught many people off guard. Heavy rains forced the corps to release more water than expected, leading to devastating algae blooms in Southwest Florida.