Lake Okeechobee Nears Highest Water Level in 10 Years

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After Hurricane Irma dumped widespread rainfall amounts of 8 – 12” on September 10 – 12 over much of Florida, the Army Corps of Engineers is battling to draw down the level of Lake Okeechobee. The lake level has risen more than 2.5 feet since the hurricane departed, and will likely reach its highest level in ten years next week as flood waters from Irma’s rains continue to arrive.

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