Height of ‘Lake O’ drops quicker than expected

first_imgLEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Army Corps of Engineers will not make a change to their water release schedule this weekend.Col. Andrew Kelly gave an update on Friday and said they will continue releasing 1,500 cubic feet per second from Lake Okeechobee down into the Caloosahatchee River. The Corps said 61 percent of the flows from the lake are heading south right now into the Everglades. Thirty-seven percent is heading west into the Caloosahatchee, and two percent is heading east to the St. Lucie Estuary.Gov. Ron Desantis, the Lee County Commission, and dozens of water groups have sent letters to the Army Corps asking them to change how they release water in the future. Engineers are working on the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual right now.  AdvertisementLOSOM will be the guidelines on how and when the Corps should release water depending on lake depth, weather, and time of year. Their new plan will be set for the next ten years. Col. Kelly said they will release the details of the plan in July. Algal blooms are filling the river from the Franklin Locks east to other parts of Alva. Water groups hope the Army Corps releases more water south during the dry season moving forward. Right now, Lake O is sitting at 13.25 feet. Col. Kelly hopes to get it down to 13 feet before June 1, and he said they’re in a better spot than they anticipated.  AdvertisementTags: Lake OkeechobeeUS army corps of engineers June 11 fishing report from Byron Stout June 13, 2021 Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann said the commission doesn’t have an exact plan to combat blooms if 2018 happens again. He said they are working on a plan now just in case. NBC2 will keep following the algae and where it moves to. You can count on us to let you know if the Army Corps makes any changes.  By The Penny Hoarder AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Update on Lake O water releases expected Friday June 4, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments 5 Urgent Moves to Make If Your Credit Score is Under 700 Army Corps works to finalize Lake O plan that could affect Florida waters June 11, 2021 Advertisement Sponsored Content RELATEDTOPICS Yup — you’ve got some algorithm spitting out a three-digit number that’s basically controlling your entire life. We… June 4 fishing report from Byron Stout June 5, 2021last_img read more