VoteWater Deep Dive: STA Capacity Should Be Reserved For Water From Lake Okeechobee

Our friends at VoteWater took a deeper look at what’s happening in the Glades, and what the sugar industry could be doing to help fix the problem.  Read their latest Deep Dive below:As billions of gallons of polluted water poured out of Lake Okeechobee and into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee River estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon, a familiar question kept being raised: Why isn’t that water going south?And a familiar answer from the South Florida Water Management District was: We’re sending as much water south as we can.The discharges that began Feb. 17 have dumped close to 60 billion gallons of lake water in the St. Lucie estuary alone. That’s more than double the almost 25 billion gallons [...]