SWFL Water Crisis

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Water experts discuss health of Estero Bay, what public can do to help

Water is our crown jewel in Southwest Florida. And that's why its the topic of discussion at FGCU. Experts are are meeting to discuss...
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What impact will relaxing of federal water regulations have on SWFL waterways?

Just what impact will the relaxing of some federal water regulations have on the Southwest Florida rivers, streams and wetlands? On Thursday, President Trump announced...

Army Corps seeks public input on EAA southern reservoir project

Now is your chance to weigh in on improving our water quality and the releases from Lake Okeechobee. As the Army Corps of Engineers works...
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University group collaborates with local guides to help educate on coastal systems

Taking the research to where it matters most—our water. One university group is collaborating with local guides to teach people more about our coastal systems. Diving...

EPA weakens protections for streams and wetlands

The Trump administration is removing some federal water protections, siding with requests from industry and farm groups over the advice of environmental experts and...
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Lawmakers analyze Florida septic tanks to prevent nutrient pollution

Taking care of our water means thinking of everything that affects its quality. Right now, state lawmakers are taking a closer look at septic...
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Study analyzes the impact blue-green algae in SWFL has on your body

Researchers will soon know the impact toxic blue-green algae blooms have on you, coming a year and a half after the algae took over...
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Marco Island brings in company to conduct study to prevent another algae crisis

Getting ahead of another algae crisis. Marco Island is bringing in a company from Orlando to study where the nutrients that get into our water...
FILE: Water being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River on October 29, 2018. (Credit: WINK News/FILE)video

SFWMD to increase its monitoring of our water quality in 2020

None of us like the idea of having green gunk in our backyards. Right now, plans are underway for the South Florida Water Management...

Blue-green algae: What you need to know

If you lived in or visited Southwest Florida in 2018, you may be familiar with the term “blue-green algae.” Those who experienced the blue-green algae...

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