After a week of intense criticism from elected officials, the Army Corps of Engineers reduced the flow of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie Estuary by a third Wednesday evening.
The 5 p.m. partial closing of the St. Lucie locks came a day after Gov. Rick Scott visited the locks and six days after U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson toured the estuary.
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Staff writer George Bennett contributed to this story.