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Water quality conditions update in Cape Coral

Posted: 4:35 PM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 19:16:56-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — There is an update from the City of Cape Coral on the water quality conditions in our area.

In a report from Friday, they say the overall salinity in the Caloosahatchee promotes a healthy ecosystem.

Last year, during the blue-green algae crisis, the Lake Okeechobee level was over 14 feet, today, it is a little over 12 feet.

Cape Coral also says blue, green algae is still present in Lake O- and expanding.

However, no toxins are present in recent water samples from either Lake-O or the Caloosahatchee River.

Red tide was detected at background concentration in one offshore sample in Lee County last week.