LOWP plan could cut harmful Lake Okeechobee releases to Treasure Coast estuaries

Article Posted on March 27, 2017

OKEECHOBEE — Why are ‘environmentalists’ ignoring the importance of storage and treatment north of Lake Okeechobee?

I have been writing about Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee and Everglades water quality issues for 30 years. For at least that many years, scientists have known the phosphorus levels going into the lake are too high.

Unfortunately, in the past three decades, despite restrictions on runoff from agriculture and Departure of Environment Regulation rules that forced most of the dairy industry out of the watershed, the phosphorus loading hasn’t decreased…

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