Posts Tagged ‘Lake Okeechobee’

Lake O Is Turning Green Again

Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch’s photo of algae floating on Lake Okeechobee has alerted officials and the media that an algae bloom has formed. The Weather Channel has taken notice as well.

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USGS Finds 28 Types of Cyanobacteria in Florida Algal Bloom

USGS Press Release May 31, 2017 A new U.S. Geological Survey study that looked at the extensive harmful algal bloom that plagued Florida last year found far more types of cyanobacteria present than previously known. Twenty-eight species of cyanobacteria were identified in the extensive bloom, which occurred in the summer of 2016 in southern Florida’s…

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No time to ease up on new reservoir

Editorial: No time to ease up on throttle for new reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee By Naples Daily News Editorial Board May 27, 2017 Naples Daily News A crowning achievement of the 2017 legislative session was Senate President Joe Negron’s ability to navigate Tallahassee’s turbulent political waters and forge compromise to create a new storage…

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Putting the Everglades reservoir into context

By Eric Eikenberg May 15, 2017 TC Palm Now that Gov. Rick Scott has signed the bill to construct a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, it is time to put what just happened into context. The legislation was the singular priority of Senate President Joe Negron, who represents the epicenter of the toxic algae outbreaks…

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Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for reservoir

Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Tyler Treadway May 9, 2017 TC Palm It’s the law: Build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb disastrous discharges to the St. Lucie River. Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed  Senate Bill 10, the legislation authorizing a significant increase in water stored south of…

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