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Cape Coral provides water quality update, blue-green algae still in Lake O

Posted: 4:41 PM, Jul 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-29 08:35:33-04
Corps will maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — The City of Cape Coral Public Works Department released an update on water quality, stating blue-green algae is still present in Lake Okeechobee.

Officials said as of July 16, Lake Okeechobee raised to 11.54 ft. versus 11.47 ft., just a week before.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still releasing minimal amounts of water from Lake O at the Moore Haven Lock.

According to officials, blue-green algae is still covering 35 percent of the lake. However, red tide was not detected in Lee County.