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Representative Rooney speaks out on Lake Okeechobee releases

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 09:13:32-04

MATLACHA, Fla. -- Representative Francis Rooney visited Matlacha Monday to discuss Lake Okeechobee water releases.

He met with chamber members, who are concerned it's hurting tourism. Representative Rooney says he hopes the federal government can put up at least $150 million to fortify the Herbert Hoover Dike. If the dike is updated, it could hold more water and Lake Okeechobee releases might be decreased.