Corps maintains status quo at Lake Okeechobee

By | September 13, 2019

The Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will not be making any releases from Lake Okeechobee to the east or west estuaries this week. At current lake levels, the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS) allows the release of up to 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the lake to the estuaries. Collaborative efforts by the South Florida Water Management District and the Corps to provide additional capacity in the system south of the Lake have allowed the Corps to maximize releases south, which reduces the need to release water to the estuaries.

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