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Expert not too concerned about Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee

There are concerns ahead of Lake Okeechobee releases to the Caloosahatchee River. The water quality crisis at its height in 2018 is not something locals will soon forget in Southwest Florida. But experts say the releases expected in the near future could actually bring benefits. The weather is cooling down, and Florida Gulf Coast University professor Barry Rosen with The Water School said that makes it unlikely that we will see blue-green algae blooms due to Lake O releases coming to waterways in Southwest Florida. He says it’s all about timing, and a release in the fall should help canals stay clean and clear.