The Army Corps of Engineers began fortifying the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee several years ago with boulders and rocks in strategic locations.  Despite their efforts, seepage and small breaks in the dike were reported after Hurricane Wilma, sparking a media frenzy in the wake of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina.

Photo by MICHEL FORTIER, Daily News

The Army Corps of Engineers began fortifying the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee several years ago with boulders and rocks in strategic locations. Despite their efforts, seepage and small breaks in the dike were reported after Hurricane Wilma, sparking a media frenzy in the wake of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina.

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