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Water flows in Caloosahatchee to reach lowest level of 2019

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Posted at 12:53 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 12:53:00-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reduce flows from the Franklin Lock and Dam in the Caloosahatchee River starting Friday.

They say the water levels are looking good, and that Lake Okeechobee continues to recede. At last check, the water level was below 11 feet.

During the past week, levels have decreased a quarter of a foot.

The new 7-day average flow rate is set at 450 cubic feet per second. That’s down from the 800 cfs rate set on May 18, and is the lowest flow rate in 2019 so far.

The schedule will remain in effect until further notice.

No water has been flowing into the St. Lucie basin.

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