Aerial Photos, Week of 4-7-15/4-14-15, SLR/IRL. Follow up to ACOE call 4-14-15

4-13-15 Sailfish flats, photo Ed Lippisch.
4-13-15 Sailfish flats, all photos in this post by Ed Lippisch.

This post is a follow-up to the ACOE periodic scientist call on 4-14-15. Photos are from 4/11/15 and 4/13/15.

To summarize for the public, basically on 4-3-15, the ACOE’s pulse release schedule from Lake Okeechobee, that was up to 500 cfs (cubic feet per second)  the previous week, had stopped and gone to 0 in order to facilitate bacteria testing by Martin County in St Lucie River waters.

On 4-10-15, as Lake Okeechobee’s height had gone down, the ACOE stopped releasing from Lake Okeechobee.  Please see link for ACOe’s release schedule of past week:

(http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/reports/r-s308m.html)

Saturday—-

4-10-15
4-11-15 Plume exiting St Lucie Inlet.
4-11-13 South of SL Inlet
4-11-13 Plume rounding south of SL Inlet
4-11-15, along Jupiter Island
4-11-15, along Jupiter Island’s near shore reefs  to Peck’s Lake.

Monday——

4-13-15 Sailfish flats area between Sewall's Point and Sailfish Point
4-13-15 Sailfish flats and seagrass beds area between Sewall’s Point and Sailfish Point. Sailfish Point in foreground and Atlantic coast on Hutchinson Island.
4-13-15 Sailfish flats, photo Ed Lippisch.
4-13-15 Sailfish flats seagrass beds  looking south-west, Sewall’s Point peninsula in eastern area of photograph.  photo Ed Lippisch.

Good news that the releases have stopped for now. Nice to see some blue green water. Thank you! For comparison, here is a photo from 3-18-15 at the southern tip of Sewall’s Point looking towards the St Lucie Inlet, while the ACOE was releasing.

ONE MONTH AGO—-

Flying north at convergence  of SLR/IRL at St Lucie Inlet.  (Photo Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, 3-18-15.)
Flying north at convergence of SLR/IRL at St Lucie Inlet. (Photo Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, 3-18-15.)

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This blog is part of series: “Documenting the Destructive Discharges 2015;” on front page of blog you can search for other entries.

Lake O: (http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml)

ACOE Jacksonville: (http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/reports.htm)

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