Crews are making room for more water ahead of the Lake Okeechobee releases scheduled to start this week.
Many in Southwest Florida are preparing as the water could arrive as early as today, Tuesday.
They are making room for discharges of water and the concerns it may bring. Homeowners will be paying close attention, hoping the water doesn’t get too high. They also hope that the water won’t get into their yards and homes.
Lake O’s water level is sitting at 16.09 feet, which is up from 16.02 feet on Friday.