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Corps of Engineers to hold water release workshop in Cape Coral next week

Posted at 1:58 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 13:58:01-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The chance to learn how the Army Corps of Engineers is working to improve how water releases are managed is coming to Cape Coral.

The Corps is hosting a workshop on the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual there. It'll be Monday, September 16th at Cape Vineyard Community Church (923 SE 47th Terrace). It'll start at 9:30 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend.

“These workshops are another opportunity for the public to be engaged in the LOSOM process,” said Tim Gysan, LOSOM Project Manager. “The morning session will provide information on the LOSOM process and planning framework, with an opportunity for the public to ask LOSOM-related questions.”

During the afternoon session, the public can participate in a water management simulation exercise for Lake Okeechobee. The host will run two different scenarios, and members of the public will be able to 'make the call' on the water management decisions.

Another session will be held the following day at Indian River State College in Stuart.