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See algae in the water? Don’t swim there and don’t let pets swim there or drink the water. That’s the advice from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. more
The Army Corps of Engineers will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers on April 3. more
JACKSONVILLE -- “Things are going pretty well,” with Lake Okeechobee, Col. Andrew Kelly said. more
With Lake Okeechobee at 15.1 feet, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will continue releases more
Some stormwater ponds, have developed excessive amounts of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, blooming with toxins, and appearing as surface mats or scums. more
When should an algae bloom on Lake Okeechobee play a part in decisions on releases of water from Lake Okeechobee? more
Tourism, health, and commerce—all are critical to a thriving national economy. But harmful algal blooms and other aquatic nuisances... more
Cloud cover has made it difficult for the NOAA to get a usable satellite image of Lake Okeechobee in order to postulate algae potential. more
A presentation on a process to efficiently harvest invasive aquatic plants, sludge and algae is on the agenda for the Oct. 22 meeting. more
Some dogs love to swim in the water, and some may even take a bite from fish they locate floating on the water’s surface. The danger comes when dogs are exposed to waters with blue-green algae that are emitting toxins. more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/NOAANOAA uses a computer program to estimate algal bloom potential in Lake Okeechobee. The imagery does not indicate what type of algae or cyanobacteria might be … more
LAKE OKEECHOBEE — A single sample from Lake Okeechobee had trace levels of microcystin toxins last week, but the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation encourages everyone to avoid … more
WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) continue to routinely sample water from Lake Okeechobee to … more
TALLAHASSEE — The July 29 meeting of the Florida Blue Green Algae Task Force tackled the questions of how to educate the public about the toxins that may be present in algae blooms, and how … more
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection conducts weekly samples of algae blooms in designated regular testing sites as well as at sites where algal blooms have been … more
TALLAHASSEE — On July 28, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $5 million in grant funding will be awarded to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and Florida Atlantic … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/City of PahokeePAHOKEE — This recent aerial photograph of the city marina shows some of the algae drifting inside and out of the dock areas. PAHOKEE — The … more
TALLAHASSEE – The Blue Green Algae Task Force will meet online on July 29 at 8:30 a.m. To register for the meeting, go online to protectingfloridatogether.gov. more
VICKSBURG, Miss.— Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) conducted a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) study at the Pahokee Marina on Lake Okeechobee, Florida, … more
PAHOKEE — Algae floating in the waters inside the Pahokee Marina on Lake Okeechobee are nothing new; however, this year with lake levels having been low for some time, there are large blooms … more
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