Lake Okeechobee Releases: Federal, State & Local Leaders Respond

Date(s) - 04/28/16
7:30 am - 1:30 pm

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After the rainiest January in more than 80 years, the Army Corps of Engineers began releasing more than 10 billion gallons of water a day from Lake Okeechobee in early February in an effort to avoid flooding the communities around the lake. Releases into the Caloosahatchee River have poured into the gulf, causing environmental impacts that are affecting local fish and wildlife, as well as the local economy. Join us as we discuss this complicated challenge and hear how government, businesses, and concerned citizens are working to find solutions.  Featured speakers and panelists include: Secrectary Jonathan Steverson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Matt Caldwell, State Representative; Brian Hamman, Lee County Commissioner; and representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers.

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