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Updated: 06/14/2018 08:30:00AM

Brown ain’t bad

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By Capt. Ralph Allen

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Here it comes. Fresh water from Lake Okeechobee is now being channeled into the Caloosahatchee River. Water releases from the big lake began two weeks ago when the Army Corps of Engineers opened the floodgates at the Moore Haven Lock, which is essentially the beginning of the Caloosahatchee River.

Not only did the opening of the floodgates send large quantities of fresh water rushing down the river towards Southwest Florida, it also initiated a deluge of media coverage related to the freshwater releases. Unfortunately, some of that media coverage fails to paint an accurate picture of the situation.

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