Breaking Down: L.O.S.O.M

Lake Okeechobee used to provide clean freshwater each year to the Everglades. That water, which is the Everglades' lifeblood, was cut off to accommodate agriculture and development in the 1940s. Disconnecting the Everglades from Lake Okeechobee has led to widespread environmental harm and water shortages both of which hurt South Florida’s 21st century economy based on tourism and recreation.

Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is responsible for managing when