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Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River will be reduced Friday, Army Corps says

Water from Lake Okeechobee is discharged through the St. Lucie Lock and Dam on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Stuart. About 1.1 billion gallons of water was released Sept. 6 with discharges ending Saturday, Sept. 9, before the arrival of Hurricane Irma, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. Discharges started again Friday, Sept. 15, after Irma came through the state.

Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River will be cut back Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday afternoon.

The target flow into the river through the St. Lucie Lock and Dam will be slightly less than 1.2 billion gallons a day, according to a news release.

 

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