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Army Corps watching Lake Okeechobee levels closely

Posted at 8:39 AM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 08:39:00-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's watching Lake Okeechobee water levels to make sure the lake doesn't get too high.

But they also say, they're not releasing water into the Caloosahatchee or St. Lucie rivers.

The lake is at just under 14 feet Monday morning. This time last year, it was over 14 and a half feet.

Even though water is not being released to the east or west, water is going to the south.

The Corps has not made targeted regulatory releases from the lake since July. However, they say we are not out of the woods yet because we are in peak hurricane season.