WPTV: Fed up residents speak out at Martin County algae meeting


As part of the disaster declaration, the county is going to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to immediately close the St. Lucie Lock and Dam, where billions of gallons of freshwater from Lake Okeechobee has entered the Indian River Lagoon. (Source: WPTV)

Martin County Commissioners Tuesday voted to draft a declaration of disaster in the wake of massive algae blooms fouling the Indian River Lagoon.

Those algae blooms reached ocean beaches over the weekend, prompting no swimming signs to be posted at all guarded beaches.

At an emergency meeting Tuesday morning, multiple residents passionately spoke about losing patience over the crisis.

For the complete story: http://www.wptv.com/news/region-martin-county/stuart/martin-county-holding-emergency-meeting-over-algae-tuesday


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