Experts Watching Area of Lake Okeechobee for Blue-Green Algae

by | May 25, 2020 | Press

Originally published by WINK News on May 25, 2020

Right now, there’s an area in Lake Okeechobee that experts are watching. What we wanted to know is if they think it’s something to be concerned about.

The NOAA map, which was updated last week, shows the blue-green algae concentrations in portions of Lake O, mostly along the western side.

Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani is waiting for toxin results from last week’s sample.

“So all we know is that there’s been some bloom activity on the lake, but we don’t know what the toxin levels have been. They’ve been relatively low lately, but from the sampling that occurred on May 21, we don’t know yet,” he said.

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