Originally published on WINK-TV by Camila Pereira on June 11, 2024

WINK News reporter Camila Pereira met with the Calusa Waterkeeper Cody Pierce to discuss how the recent rainfall could affect the water quality in Southwest Florida.

Pierce said that while the rain is much needed from the drought we were in, the amount of rainfall we see can also cause harm, specifically in our canal waters and the Caloosahtachee River.

Pierce said that coming out of a months-long period of drought, the ground is extremely dry.

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