Although the huge releases of fresh water from Lake Okeechobee have stopped for the time being, the issues that plagued the Florida coast this year remain. Here’s a great video from The Weather Channel that offers an in-depth look at the history of water policy in South Florida and its devastating effects. If you wondered just how serious the algae blooms are, this video offers some shocking scenes. There’s tons more information at the Toxic Lake website.
If you haven’t done so yet, please register your concern by signing the #NowOrNeverglades Declaration.
You can learn a lot more about the important issues involved at these websites:
Also see our previous posts on these issues:
“Video: Understanding the Threats Facing The Everglades”
“Video: #NowOrNeverglades Road Trip to Restoration”
“Orvis Leaders Signed the “Now or Neverglades Declaration,” and So Should You”
“Video: Fix Florida!”
“Flows from Lake Okeechobee After Hurricane Matthew Threaten Coastal Habitat”
“The Road Trip to Restoration in the Everglades”
“Video: “Blackwater” Discharges Threaten Florida’s Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie Inlet”