Florida Project Could Help Address Runoff, Algae Blooms

Algae in Ocean

“This year is historic,” Caloosahatchee Waterkeeper John Cassani says. “I’ve worked on the river for 40 years; I’ve never seen anything like this, where 65 miles of the river has cyanobacteria blooms in one stage or another.”

September 17, 2018
Thomas F. Armistead - Engineering News-Record

Heavy rainfall this spring overwhelmed Everglades infrastructure and required operators to discharge nutrient-laden water from Lake Okeechobee to South Florida’s east and west coasts. The resulting toxic algal blooms are fouling Florida’s coast, killing wildlife, driving away vacationers and local beachgoers and threatening public health.

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