A Case for Barriers in Cape Coral’s Spreader Waterways

by | Nov 15, 2018 | Cape Coral Spreader Canals

Calusa Waterkeeper volunteer Jason Pim created this video for us showing the silting that resulted in Matlacha Pass once the Ceitus Barrier was removed from Cape Coral’s North Spreader waterway.

How does the City of Cape Coral’s removal of barriers like the Ceitus Boat Lift and Chiquita Lock impact our waterways? Well, here’s 15 years of evidence pulled straight from the Lee property appraiser site. Dramatic silting and likely nutrient impairment of the Matlacha Aquatic Preserve.

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