Water-Related News

Blue-green algae staying out of Caloosahatchee with red tide season two months away

The Caloosahatchee River and estuary are in pretty good shape this summer, although algae blooms loom inland and along the coast.

Lake Okeechobee has been plagued by a blue-green algae bloom this summer, but it seems that algae has been contained so far this summer.

The Department of Environmental Protection took 12 samples on the lake in last week, with six of those testing positive for blue-green, according to DEP records.

Rains have been washing off the local landscape and into the river, but it's not as much water as the area would have seen had Hurricane Laura hit South Florida.