SWFL Water Crisis

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Residents plea to Army Corps to speed up Lake O water release guidelines

A meeting in Buckingham allowed residents of Southwest Florida to make their displeasure with the Lake O water release known to the Army Corp...
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Water Quality: Cape Coral residents want voices to be heard

Blue-green algae has polluted local waterways in the past, and the state’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said its working to make sure this...
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Water Quality Summit discusses red tide, blue-green algae solutions

While the destruction of red tide and blue-green algae have disappeared from Southwest Florida shores, people like Sushila Cherian know it is just a...
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DeSantis recommends $625M for water resources projects; appoints Chauncey Goss to SFWMD board

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Tuesday at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center in Naples for announcements on water quality in the...
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Experts gather at SWFL water conference on FGCU campus

Right now, experts from across the country are joining together to tackle water quality issues. They want to solve our blue-green algae problem before...
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Flood mitigation is a focus in Lee County meetings

Neighbors in Island Park remember when their homes were surrounded by water after Hurricane Irma hit. "The water was about at my waist," said Kenley...
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Florida will stop spraying weeds in lakes, for now

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will temporarily pause at statewide program to control invasive plants in the state’s waterways beginning January 28. The...
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FGCU seeks $9 million for red tide research

Captain Billy Norris is finally booking charter trips again now that red tide is keeping away from his boat in Bonita Springs. It was just...
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New marine lab expands capabilities to research devastating impacts of algae

Setting sail to tackle one of the biggest issues for our state, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is launching a marine lab to...
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Water quality a top priority for Lee County leaders

Water quality is a top priority for local leaders coming before the Lee County Legislative Delegation. After last summer, when dead fish blanketed Southwest...

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