Florida Coasts Battle Web of Water Mismanagement

Like Frodo Baggins trying to free himself from the web of a giant spider, south Florida residents and anglers affected by excessive releases of water and contaminants from Lake Okeechobee are finding that only enormous effort will move political powers to seek a solution to the problem. Of course it doesn’t hurt when a government agency also cries foul. “Fearing that freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee will kill one of the nation’s top wildlife refuges, officials at the J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge have sent a list of water-management recommendations to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.” Kevin Lollar in the Fort Myers News-Press.

This entry was posted in Conservation. Bookmark the permalink.