Polluted Water Backflows into Lake Okeechobee

http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001vccNQBO9AF94bMmrkJPwvLUnPA3kGmVMAO7mVgzHp-oySQRT4c4I7kgtFZBIK9qoMQZnfprBbz-NMse2J62GFS0-qDHmg6lDOPlrXe8cbAhndCi9FZhUZOf54QrdmKE4Fs-l1J40ZAQeLKAJOSFipE8nxZoxvSllG_v00xXgy5b68kRZZoQgsf950QwIYCwKGiD0U-LwpMWBJWAu60t5z61mrEEK7HQ6Rljg-NmVXYW-u8ihEX2np7mYfNvp4qFq_nGC_7R0vv4ruTGMw3nDaZT_R6IS3rSa5s3ptVsSOgIqGsU1oBky0leHpdESaJ4CBRx49o3coJ8npi68MxsXZV3gpg25EBCU_3WopE_ns3c=&c=RBIjJtqyk45kbrw9J3SHTwmxfeebPqF2rKfaolwQG7qLXGMeEgvu0Q==&ch=76JejlTpEwPy8qQGNb-JOHQxLhY9APth1AbDc1ZjlT3ZeJvO0lS32w==">Polluted Water flowing into lake from St. Lucie Waterway

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Billions of gallons of nutrient-laden water flowed through the Port Mayaca Lock connecting Lake Okeechobee to the C-44 canal (St. Lucie Waterway) last week. Unlike the same scenario last year, the water flowed from the canal into the lake. And unlike last year, there were no protests, and no footage of the dirty water flowing through the lock on the nightly news.
Flow from the C-44 into the lake was at 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) on June 7 and grew to 10,000 cfs on June 9, then dropped down to 852 cfs by June 12 and 380 cfs on June 13.
Between June 1 and June 13, approximately 15 billion gallons of water flowed through the Port Mayaca Lock into Lake Okeechobee, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (moderator note: 15 billion gallons is equal to 46,050 acre feet. The design capacity of the C44 reservoir is 50,600 acre feet).

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