Updated Lake O Discharge Information, Dr Gary Goforth-8/16, SLR/IRL

Thank you Dr Goforth for allowing me to share this update. Through knowing our subject, we shall prevail! Jacqui

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Subject: Updated Lake discharge information, August 23rd, 2016

Updated flows and loads attached.

Since January 1:
· 178 billion gallons of polluted Lake water has been discharged to the St. Lucie estuary, equal to 24% of all Lake discharges. This foul water dumped millions of pounds of pollution into the estuary:
o 247,000 pounds of phosphorus
o 2.4 million pounds of nitrogen
o 47.5 million pounds of sediment
· 372 billion gallons of polluted Lake water has been discharged to the Caloosahatchee estuary, equal to 50% of all Lake discharges. This foul water dumped millions of pounds of pollution into the estuary:
o 325,000 pounds of phosphorus
o 4.7 million pounds of nitrogen
o 19.3 million pounds of sediment
· 21.4 billion gallons of polluted Lake water has been discharged to the Lake Worth Lagoon, equal to 3% of all Lake discharges.
· 45.4 billion gallons of treated Lake water has been discharged to the Everglades, equal to 6% of all Lake discharges, and 60% less than last year at this time.
· 12.6 times more Lake water has been sent to the estuaries than to the Everglades

Despite the high pollution load from the Lake to the St. Lucie estuary in 2016, agricultural runoff has contributed about 70% more phosphorus pollution, and almost as much nitrogen pollution.

More info at:
http://www.garygoforth.net/Other%20projects.htm

Gary Goforth

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3 thoughts on “Updated Lake O Discharge Information, Dr Gary Goforth-8/16, SLR/IRL

  1. Hi Jacqui, Good luck with the elections! I hope we can get Joe Negron to follow through with the land purchase without using a federal match as an excuse to hold up. It seems to me we have the money to proceed with Amendment #1 funds if we want to. All the best,Wayne

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  2. I really think the only solution in our lifetime is to dilute the waters. That means man-made inlets to the oceans. Cars, homes, farming, ranching, etc. are NOT going to go away. Any changes will be fought and litigated forever. In the meantime, the problem will persist.

    The barrier islands have very narrow, natural locations where new inlets can be man-made. The bulk of the costs will actually be in the bridging required.

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