Water to be released from Lake O into Caloosahatchee due to Hurricane Irma

Posted at 11:15 AM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 11:15:55-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start sending water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River Tuesday.

The Corps says they will release as much water as practical.  Flows will vary based on downstream conditions in the river. 

As of Monday, the lake was at a little over 15 feet and rising. 

Depending on runoff and other factors, the corps could achieve flows from the lake between 2,000 and 4,000 cubic feet per second.