Lake Okeechobee Draining

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Lake Okeechobee Draining

Samantha Obregon, News editor

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Lake Okeechobee has dropped more than a tenth of a foot since Saturday, February 23. The lake stood at 12.57 feet above sea level on Wednesday, which was just between the level that the Corps originally wanted to meet. This amount was designed for just in case there is a drought, that way they will be prepared. According to the Corps, the Okeechobee lake is at its lowest level for the first time since the dry season of 2010 and 2011. The reason for this is because the lake water is polluted and The Corps said, “We want to take the lake lower in a responsible manner, our goal is to release what water we can without causing any significant impacts to the estuaries.”

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Samantha is a 13-year-old editor for the Gator Gazette. She enjoys dancing and listening to music in her free time. Samantha loves to travel, especially...

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