The strengthened dike enables LOSOM to send water south to the Everglades and reduce harmful discharges to the east and west coasts.
January 25, 2023
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ work to secure the Herbert Hoover Dike will have far-reaching benefits for South Florida’s residents and economy. The dike will provide flood protection for local communities and it will allow Lake Okeechobee’s water to, finally, be managed to provide aid across the watershed. The strengthened dike enables the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) to, not only, send needed water south to the Everglades and Florida Bay in the dry season, but it will also reduce the harmful discharges to the east and west coasts during the wet season. The Everglades Foundation thanks the Corps for its work to protect Florida’s communities and environment.” - Eric Eikenberg, CEO, The Everglades Foundation