What we are reading: All about Lake Okeechobee and algae

By NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Kathryn Hansen. – http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88311, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49954453

Algae bloom on coastal areas and other water systems  connected to Lake Okeechobee has been at the center of much discussion in this state over the last year. Yesterday SB 10 which has been much talked about for the duration of the legislative session passed the Senate yesterday. A pet priority of President Joe Negron (R-Stuart) whose district was most seriously impacted by the Algae bloom on the St Lucie River last year, the legislation will help prevent further algae blooms. It was amended after push back from the agriculture industry but my understanding is that many in the sugar and citrus world are still not happy with the final result and may seek further changes in the House, if the legislation even sees the light of day there.

The best backgrounder on the whole situation and the history of the lake was published by The Weather Channel a few months ago. We encourage everyone to read it.



One comment

  1. Thanks, nice site.
    Can you post some else of this topic?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: