FORT MYERS –
Senator Bill Nelson will be in Fort Myers Friday afternoon to discuss the water releases from Lake Okeechobee affecting Southwest Florida’s waterways.
It has been almost a year since he gave an aggressive warning — saying Lee County tourism was in danger because of the releases.
Nelson will meet with a group of local officials to talk about the Water Resources Act and the Caloosahatchee River.
Nelson pushed to have a number of Florida projects included in the bill, including the C-43 reservoir.
He argued it would help stop the high flow releases from Lake Okeechobee in the Caloosahatchee River during wet season.
In an interview with NBC2 last summer, Nelson compared the water releases to the gulf oil spill’s impact on Southwest Florida. He then told us he was fighting to bring back relief to our dark beaches.
The senator will be at Page Field starting at 3:30 p.m.