Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement today after the U.S. Army Corps delayed tomorrow’s scheduled discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie River:
“After speaking with the Administration earlier today, I’m thankful that the Army Corps has listened to our concerns for communities downstream and announced it will delay tomorrow’s scheduled discharges. While this is just a temporary reprieve, it is a sign of a newly responsive federal government. South Florida faces major water issues that must be addressed. We have a plan in place that will help alleviate these issues, now we need the federal government to join Florida in investing enhanced resources for CERP as quickly as possible.”
Earlier today, Rubio urged President Trump to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct an emergency re-evaluation of the Lake Okeechobee discharges.