Conditions ripe for ecological disaster – massive algae blooms, decimated commercial fishing from the releases from Lake Okeechobee. – Video

Their observation: “high flows sustained over the last 50 consecutive days have caused mortality of marine organisms and seagrass habitat.” Rawl adds “let me just tell you this is not fresh perrier water. its full of toxins, pollutants, animal wastes.” With tourism a three billion dollar industry in lee county and commercial fishing not far behind state representative Heather Fitzenhagen has a plan to help. [email protected]

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