OMg! we’re getting slaughtered
The following is a texting conversation between my brother, Todd, and me, just over an hour ago. As you can see, Todd keeps me in real-time. Now, I wish to share with you.
Todd: Hi Jacqui, looks like it’s “balls to the wall” —like the old jet fighter saying.
Lake O is at 17 feet and rising…
Jacqui: Holy —! Didn’t Gary Goforth say the max for S-80 is 12,000 CFS? How much is this?
Todd: This is normal high-end. ~4000 cfs. In 2004-2005 it looks like they maxed at 5-6000cfs. I’ll graph against the lake stage.
Jacqui: How do u know it’s 4000? I see nothing posted 4 today on ACOE site.
Todd: My app and links on my website. http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/reports/DssWeb/rtcomps/basins/Okeechobee.htm
Jacqui: Thx that ACOE Jacksonville Lake O site doesn’t show, will go to http://www.thurlowpa.com/news.htm
Todd: S-80 hit 6,727 cfs on 10/06/2004. The lake was at 17.86 and rising it…
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It’s really criminal that our Amendment 1 money was hijacked and years later we are still dealing with such an unbelievable amount of disgusting nutrient-laden water from Lake Okeechobee pouring into our Rivers and one of the most bio-diverse estuaries in North America, the Indian River Lagoon. Shame on those that have allowed this to happen! Shame on those that side with corporations instead of protecting the environment and the health of the people I the community. We have lost business during periods of Toxic Blue Alga which is capable of causing ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Where is the accountability for what has happened? Why are Corporations are allowed to poison our waters;