Lawsuit over lake releases dismissed, U.S. Sugar will not appeal; Army Corps to focus on retaining water in lake this dry season

CLEWISTON — A lawsuit over the freshwater sent to tide to lower Lake Okeechobee during the 2018-2019 dry season has been dismissed by the United States District Court Southern District of Florida. The plaintiff, U.S. Sugar, has no plans to appeal, because the corps has no plans to release excess freshwater to tide this dry […]

U.S. Sugar sues corps over lake releases

CLEWISTON — U.S. Sugar filed a lawsuit in federal district court on Aug. 1 against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers alleging the corps’ “complete disregard of its own policies and procedures governing Lake Okeechobee.” “Since November of 2018, the corps has released unprecedented volumes of water from Lake Okeechobee, and as a result they’ve […]