NEW: Frustrated community told no easy fix for algae woes

“In other words, this is a waste of time,” someone yelled from the audience, which was 100-strong in the commission chambers with another estimated 100 outside. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

From The Palm Beach Post: A community filled Stuart City Hall on Friday, spilling into hallways where residents strained to hear what they hoped would be fast-track fixes for their algae-poisoned waterways.

The unusual public conference that drew high-ranking officials from the Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service and Army Corps was in response to a request by Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, that Lake Okeechobee be kept at lower levels during the dry season to avoid wet-season discharges that foul northern estuaries.

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