Once upon a time the Caloosahatchee River meandered its way from marshlands just west of Lake Okeechobbee to Ft. Myers where its waters met up with the Gulf of Mexico. It was barely navigable and often flooded. Then it was dredged and straightened becoming part of the intracoastal waterway – allowing boats to travel from Ft. Myers to Ft. Pierce. Now portions of the old river are being restored. WGCU’s Valerie Alker reports.
Monday, 26 December 2005 00:00
OxbowsWritten by Valerie Alker