Regarding “Scott eases up on Corps over Lake O water woes”: The filth running into this massive lake in the middle of our peninsula is not only the source of many of our problems; its clean-up could be our salvation.
“Clean up Lake Okeechobee” is the song of politics, and it’s been sung for more than 30 years. So, how is it going? According to numbers from our reluctant South Florida Water Management District, in 1985 phosphorus in the lake was at about 80 parts per billion, up from about 45 ppb in the 1970s. It now hangs around 150 ppb.
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