Water-Related News

Water quality remains concern despite improvement

Water quality in the city's canals is in the best shape it's been in since last spring, Utilities Director John Pearson told Cape Coral City Council on Monday.

But that subject has remained a priority, especially given the news that blue-green algae was spotted this week at the Franklin Lock in the Caloosahatchee to the east.

Mayor Joe Coviello said this discovery is not good news, but is not worrisome now since it is not coming down the river into Cape Coral.

"We're concerned for this summer, but the governor has attacked the water problems with the releases in Lake O. We've been getting releases between 800 and 1,000 cfs (cubic feet per second), which is what we want," Coviello said. "The real question is what the water quality is inside the lake."