BREAKING: Scientists feared Lake O’s algae bloom would do this


Extent of cyanobacteria on Lake Okeechobee as seen July 29, 2018 by infrared satellite images from the Sentinel-3a operated by the EU Meterological Satellite Office. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

From The Palm Beach Post: The most recent satellite image of Lake Okeechobee’s blue-green algae bloom shows it grew over the weekend after falling to 30 percent coverage earlier this month.

A Sunday image shows about 40 percent of the lake infected with the cyanobacteria. That’s about 220 square miles.

Read more here about a heated exchange in Washington, D.C. over the algae issue in South Florida that occurred last week. 

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