RAISE YOUR VOICE TO
MINIMIZE DAMAGING DISCHARGES FROM LAKE O
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers currently manages Lake Okeechobee water levels based on a flawed operating system (LORS 2008) that prioritizes the needs of special interests at the expense of all others. All too often, this leads to high-volume, damaging discharges to the coastal estuaries during the rainy season. The Corps is writing a new rulebook, the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), but the proposed models still fail to represent all system components equally.
Click below to take action and urge the Corps to include a proactive water management strategy that distributes the water fairly among all users in order to reduce harm and benefit all stakeholders. Let them know that LOSOM absolutely must include a plan that balances the current system’s inequities.
Email the Army Corps of Engineers
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