The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is monitoring two sites along the aging Herbert Hoover Dike in Palm Beach County, where inspectors have discovered water seeping under pressure from the high level of Lake Okeechobee.
One site, near the 21-mile cutoff wall that the Corps recently completed between Pahokee and Belle Glade, was first detected two years ago. However, the amount of water seeping has increased from 2-gallons per minute to 2.5 gallons-per-minute, according to Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, the Corps deputy commander of south Florida.
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