SWFL Water Crisis

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Similar blue-green algae problem seen beyond Southwest Florida

A rotten smell that is coming from bright green gunk floating in the water. Sound familiar? We are not talking about harmful blue-green algae...
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Foundation helps FGCU program build reefs to restore oyster habitats

FGCU researchers and nationwide partners continue to look for unique solutions to Southwest Florida’s water crisis. The FGCU ice hockey team breeds ground for...
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Northern water flow into Lake O a cause for quality issues

While many feel Lake Okeechobee’s vast waters are to blame for the water quality issues in the state, others are looking north. We spoke...
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Hurricane Dorian brings chunks of red drift algae to Sanibel Island

Hurricane Dorian may not have come close to Southwest Florida, but its impact is showing up on Sanibel Island. Visitors said they did not...
Army Corps working to determine possible threats to the Lake Okeechobee water quality ahead of Dorian. (WINK News)video

Army Corp. monitoring Lake Okeechobee water quality ahead of Dorian

The South Florida Water Management District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partner up to make sure canals and Lake Okeechobee are managed cohesively....
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Nonprofit’s test kits allow SWFL fishermen to measure water quality

Fishermen are directly focused on fighting the water crisis in Southwest Florida. They are looking for solutions to prevent blue-green algae and red tide...
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Save Our Water summit took place at Coconut Point in Estero

"Let's just got after it," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said. "Let's not kind of hold back, and swing for the fences." Those were DeSantis' words...
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Cape Coral homeowner relieved ‘gunk’ in canal is non-toxic

Cape Coral homeowner Randy Combs says some small clumps showed up in his southeast Cape canal a few days ago. His first thought? "It looks like...
Water being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River on October 29, 2018. (Credit: WINK News)video

Army Corps works on manual for Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held their first meeting in Clewiston Tuesday to put together a manual to take care of Lake Okeechobee. Ramon...
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Increase in water sampling to help prevent algae blooms

Officials are making the effort to stay on top of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades before more problems manifest in the ongoing water crisis. To...

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