Paul Gray Lake Okeechobee watershed science coordinator for Audubon of Florida
Health of rivers hinges on unproven technology Paul Gray, Lake Okeechobee watershed coordinator for Audubon of Florida, stands at Indian Prairie in the western part of Lake Okeechobee in ankle deep water. “This is what the lake is supposed to look like,” Gray says. When lake levels are kept high, areas like the prairie are flooded by sediment-laden water. When grasses die, habitat for wading birds and small creatures is lost.