Last Thursday on November 16, the ACOE reported they will reduce the amount of water they are releasing from Lake Okeechobee. The Corp had been releasing at a high rate, on and off, since September 20th. New targets are 2800 cfs east and 6500 cfs west.
Photos below were taken yesterday, 11-19-17 by my husband, Ed Lippisch. We will continue to document the discharges from Lake O, and area canals.
As Thanksgiving approaches, we are thankful the discharges are lessened and that the SFWMD and the public are working hard to plan the EAA Reservoir Senator Negron fought for… We the people of Martin County, will not be satisfied until these discharge stop. The river has its hands full with unfiltered discharges draining agriculture and developed lands from C-23, C-24, C-25 and C-44. All must be addressed.
“And where the river goes, every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish. For this water goes there that the waters of the sea may become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes…” Ezekiel
3 thoughts on “Documenting the Discharges 11-19-17, SLR/IRL”
Very sad the way we treat Mother Nature! On a much more positive note, Jacqui, may your family have heartwarming blessing during these Thanksgiving holidays.
Namaste (The peace in me salutes the peace in you.)
Thank you Rodney! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Namaste.:)
Nobody knows how many fish, manatees, birds will be killed by Big Sugars discharges of polluted water. Poor planning when they built Lake O’s Hoover Dike, they should have built a huge reservoir to contain all the runoff to let the chemicals sink to the bottom where bacteria would do their work on the chemicals. But no all they cared about was flood control nothing else, now we all suffer the effects.