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More Lake O Discharges

More discharges from Lake Okeechobee are being conducted today. 

These discharges have been blamed for toxic algae that has plagued waterways like the St. Lucie River.  But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says this discharge won't be flowing into that waterway. 

The move is being made to manage the levels of Lake Okeechobee during the rainy season. 

Meanwhile, Congress has authorized an 82 million dollar plan for new research aimed at controlling toxic algae outbreaks.  The bill was sponsored by Florida Senator Bill Nelson.

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