“The new governor says he is making good on campaign pledges”

Water leaving Lake Okeechobee through the Port Mayaca Lock (unseen, at left) eventually finds its way to the St. Lucie River. Along with the Caloosahatchee River, the St. Lucie has been plagued in recent years by algae blooms. / Florida Food & Farm file photo

Samantha J. Gross begins her Jan. 29 story with “Florida’s new governor on Tuesday unveiled a spending plan to begin fixing the state’s troubled waters while announcing efforts to change the way U.S. army engineers manage Lake Okeechobee, a lake half the size of Rhode Island and a source of much of its woes.”

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