Army Corps of Engineers Confirms Storm Water Being Released Into St Lucie River

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Lake Okeechobee Water Releases

The Army Corps of Engineers confirms more than 2.7 Billion  gallons of storm water is being released into the St Lucie river daily from the C-44 Canal.

The C-44 canal drains storm water from Martin and St Lucie Counties, currently swamped from heavy rainfall.

The C-44 canal is currently at 14.7 feet deep. The target depth is closer to 14.0 feet, so the releases are likely to continue for a while.

It’s enough water to fill an NFL football stadium four times every day.

The release often means Martin County will see a spike in bacteria levels in the river and health advisories could be posted for the Palm City, Stuart, and even Port St Lucie waterways in the days to come.

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