Posts Tagged ‘Army Corps of Engineers’

Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for reservoir

Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Tyler Treadway May 9, 2017 TC Palm It’s the law: Build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb disastrous discharges to the St. Lucie River. Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed  Senate Bill 10, the legislation authorizing a significant increase in water stored south of…

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Editorial: State agency should conduct routine testing of Treasure Coast waterways

Editoral Board October 27, 2016 TC Palm What you can’t see could hurt you. This simple truth underscores the importance of routine testing for toxins in the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection adheres to a different modus operandi when it comes to testing for toxins. The agency takes…

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Could Army Corps stop Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River today?

By Tyler Treadway October 27, 2016 TC Palm Tyler Treadway of TC Palm lays out why the Army Corps could stop discharges from Lake Okeechobee: Could today be the day the discharges stop? This afternoon the Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to announce plans for Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River for…

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When will Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River end?

By Tyler Treadway October 18, 2016 TC Palm Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River could decrease again Friday, but likely won’t stop yet. At a conference call Tuesday with government and nonprofit agency scientists from throughout South Florida, Army Corps of Engineers officials seemed ready to accept requests to cut discharges from 1.16 billion…

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Lake Okeechobee pollutes St. Lucie River with 1.1 billion gallons a day

By Tyler Treadway September 22, 2016 TC Palm With Lake Okeechobee water levels too high and rising, polluted discharges to the St. Lucie River will increase to more than 1.1 billion gallons a day, the Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday. The new flow rate, which begins Friday, is the same amount of lake water the Corps sent to…

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Lake Okeechobee draining increasing, despite algae risks

By Andy Reid September 15, 2016 Sun Sentinel More Lake Okeechobee draining is planned to lessen South Florida flooding risks, despite concerns about fueling toxic algae blooms in Stuart and other coastal communities. Lake Okeechobee’s rising waters, boosted by recent rains, threaten to erode and burst through the lake’s troubled dike — considered one of…

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Army Corps: Dike rehab won’t decrease Lake Okeechobee discharges

By Tyler Treadway August 31, 2016 TC Palm The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finalized a plan for completing rehabilitation work on the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee. Despite spending more than $870 million on strengthening the dike since 2001, corps officials say the lake can’t hold more water — which would help…

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