SWFL Water Crisis

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SFWMD looking for the most effective ways that lead to cleaner SWFL waterways

Teenagers are fighting for our water. High school students held up signs Thursday at a meeting about the quality of our waterways. The South Florida Water...
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Ohio activists support ‘Caloosahatchee Bill of Rights’ initiative

We shared previous reports about activists working to allow voters to decide if the Caloosahatchee River will have its own bill of rights, ensuring...
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Lake O releases to remain the same, some believe it threatens the SWFL ecosystem

Lake Okeechobee's water releases will remain at the current levels. That's the word Friday from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For people who live...
Blue-green algae build up in a SWFL canal. Photo via WINK News.video

Gov. DeSantis touts new Florida website. There are already concerns

A new state website vows to help with our water crisis. The governor said on Tuesday you could use it to check on blue-green...
As seen in Englewood Beach on October 2018. Photo: WINK News.video

Charlotte County beachgoers take it one day at a time as red tide runs...

Mark Timchula spends more than 40 hours a week on Englewood Beach renting out umbrellas and chairs to visitors. He called Wednesday "an ideal beach...
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Gov. DeSantis, First Lady announce Protecting Florida Together website

A one-stop shop to get the information on the water quality issues affecting Southwest Florida. The new state website called Protecting Florida Together provides...
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Dead fish litter Marco Island canal, homeowner left to clean it out herself

More dead fish are appearing in Marco Island, causing a stench and raising health concerns for homeowners on Landmark Street. Karen Leonard says she wakes...
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Red tide concentrations increase along SWFL coast

The WINK News Weather Authority is tracking higher concentrations of red tide along the Coast of Southwest Florida Friday. That red tide isn't going to...
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Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary faces somber future as water dries up

You could soon see fewer plants, birds, and other wildlife at one Collier County attraction. Researchers say it's because there is less water, especially...
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Serving a double purpose: Drainage ditches could be used to clean water

They're woven in the fabric of Florida driving. We're not talking about signs or other drivers. We're talking about drainage ditches. You may not give them...

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