Water-Related News

Army Corps monitoring Lake Okeechobee water quality ahead of Dorian

The South Florida Water Management District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partner up to make sure canals and Lake Okeechobee are managed cohesively. But at the end of the day, all eyes are on Dorian to see what could happen to water levels.

“Well, none of us can predict what Mother Nature’s going to do,” said Ramon Iglesias.

Iglesias grew up in Clewiston, born and raised. He’s also the co-founder of Anglers for Lake Okeechobee.

“That water is not only going to dump on Lake Okeechobee, if Dorian decides to do that, but it’s going to come down from the northern watershed and it could possibly dump a foot, two feet of water on our lake within a week’s time,” he said.

That rain and runoff could change the salinity of the water and be harmful to the lake.