Are Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River coming? Weather will decide

Article Posted on May 17, 2018

By: Tyler Treadway, Treasure Coast Newspapers

Is water pouring through the St. Lucie Lock and Dam a sign of Lake Okeechobee discharges soon to come?

The Army Corps of Engineers opened the dam gates Tuesday and sent about 773 million gallons of water into the St. Lucie River.

To be clear: The water is not from Lake Okeechobee; it's rainfall runoff from land in western Martin County, mostly from farmland, that's collected in the St. Lucie Canal connecting the lake and the river…

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