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Lake Okeechobee releases slowing, Army Corps says

The Caloosahatchee River in east Fort Myers. (Photo: R.J. Roan/© Naples Herald)

With the end of hurricane season and the approach of drier weather, the Army Corps of Engineers will be reducing fresh water releases downstream from Lake Okeechobee.

Hurricane Irma brought heavy rains with it when it made landfall in September, raising the lake to a peak of 17.2 feet above sea level.



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