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Wildlife commissioners wrangle with water managers over Everglades flooding

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission members on Wednesday wrangled with state and federal water managers about Everglades restoration before adopting recommendations intended to protect wildlife from flooding.

Heavy rains early this past summer led the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee, which flushed freshwater into St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers and smothered estuaries there.

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