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Canal levels being lowered in advance of potential tropical storm

Photos: Algae crisis in Lee County in summer 2018
Posted at 1:59 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 13:59:08-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Preparations are underway to prevent flooding throughout Florida in the event of heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Dorian.

The South Florida Water Management District is lowering canal levels throughout its regional flood control system.

They are also working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help move the water south out of the water management areas.

The South Florida Water Management District includes the watersheds for the Caloosahatchee, St. Lucie, and Kissimmee rivers, and everything south of Lake Okeechobee.

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