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Public comment still needed on Lake Okeechobee

Posted at 7:58 AM, Feb 12, 2019

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Water quality issues remain at the top of many discussions in Southwest Florida.

John Cassani with "Calusa Waterkeepers" spoke to the League of Women Voters' Environmental Committee at the Cape Coral Public Library. He spoke about water quality issues in our area, and how to keep the momentum going for recent changes.

However, he says right now, the concern is that red tide and blue green algae could return to those high levels we saw a few months ago. "Red tide is still out there. Not quite dispersed and not quite as severe but we still have a little bit of that lingering," said Cassani. "We're worried that when the water temperature goes up both the Cyanobacteria and the red tide will respond and increase."

Cassani added pubic input it needed, for the Lake Okeechobee System Operations Manual. The public comment period ends on March 31st.

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Submit comments by mail:
Dr. Ann Hodgson
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019