August 30, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 9/26/2013

"Your oversight is urgently needed."

-- Florida Governor Rick Scott, in a letter to President Barack Obama

With the damaging flood-control discharges from Lake Okeechobee increasing, Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday stepped up his efforts to blame the federal government and called for President Barack Obama to visit coastal communities with polluted waterways.

A return of rainy weather during the past two weeks has Lake Okeechobee water levels back on the rise, adding to the strain on the troubled dike that protects lakeside communities and South Florida farmland from flooding.

To lessen the flooding risk, the Army Corps of Engineers during the past two weeks has ratcheted back up the draining of lake water out to sea — continuing the damaging environmental and economic consequences along the coast.

Read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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