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Lake Okeechobee Levels Rising; Discharges to Increase

Dan Environment, Florida, Water

Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) Colonel Drew Kelly, commander of the Jacksonville District, held a media conference call on Feb. 22 to explain a change to the discharge schedules for Lake Okeechobee, as water levels are rising in the lake. Listen to the audio clip below to hear the entire press conference, including questions from South Florida media and Southeast …

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Lake Okeechobee Brouhaha Heats Up

Dan Environment, Florida, Water

by Gary Cooper The series of public meetings about Lake Okeechobee water levels and related issues continues this week in South Florida, hosted by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to last-minute media announcements this morning, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL 18th District), is expected to attend the first of two public meetings today at 1:00 p.m. at Indian …

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Goal of New WOTUS Rule Proposal

Dan Water

Simplifying definitions is the purpose behind the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to propose a new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Rod Bain has the details. EPA Acting Administrator for Water, Dave Ross, explains the six categories of jurisdiction of waters in the United States under the proposed redefinition of the WOTUS …