SWFL county leaders take whack at water releases in D.C.

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – County commissioners converged in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to push for money to keep murky water from being released into the Gulf of Mexico through the Caloosahatchee River.

Sixteen counties were represented in the Lake Okeechobee Coalition, which met to push for solutions for areas impacted by the lake watershed.

Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner (D- Clewiston) met with the staff of senators Bill Nelson (D- Fla.) and Marco Rubio (R- Fla.), while Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman (R- Fort Myers) met with Rep. Curt Clawson (R – Fla.).

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