LOSOM - Official Statement

The Everglades Foundation Statement on the Corps’ LOSOM Announcement

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The Everglades Foundation released the following statement, attributed to its CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the United States Army Corps of Engineer’s (Corps) November 16, 2021 announcement on the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM).

“Following a nearly three-year long process of planning, modeling, meetings and discussion of various alternatives, the Corps has arrived at a final proposal for managing Lake Okeechobee – one that achieves the balance that both Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the South Florida Water Management District sought at the outset of this process.