President Trump arrives in Florida to visit Lake Okeechobee and Herbert Hoover Dike

by | Mar 29, 2019 | Press

Originally published by WINK News on March 29, 2019

Thursday night, President Donald Trump landed in Florida ahead of his highly anticipated visit to Lake Okeechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike.

Trump toured both the dike and the lake by helicopter Friday, where he was able to see areas where blue-green algae has already begun to develop. Recent tests show pockets of algae in the Caloosahatchee on its way toward Fort Myers.

An agreement between the Trump administration and Florida officials has sped up repairs to the 143-mile dike in hopes of preventing another water crisis like in 2018.

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