Posts Tagged ‘Lake Okeechobee’

Poor Health of Lake O Could Cause Algae Crisis

With Lake Okeechobee’s level already higher than normal and with nutrient-filtering vegetation destroyed by Hurricane Irma last year, destructive discharges could cause more damage to local estuaries this summer.

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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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