#12: Record rain raises concerns about Lake Okeechobee | Miami Herald

The wettest January on record has pushed water levels up in Lake Okeechobee, forcing state and federal water managers to dump massive amounts of dirty water into two major rivers and raising concern about yet another round of widespread environmental damage.

Over the weekend, the South Florida Water Management District even took the rare step of “back-pumping” polluted water from flooded farm fields to the south, adding about 15 billion gallons or an inch of water to a lake already running about a foot too high for this time of year.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article58020798.html#storylink=cpy

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