“Say No to Lake O,” this is one of the rallying cries of the River Kidz. If only it were as easy as just saying “no.” According my numbers-man, my brother Todd, the “St Lucie River has taken in more than 86+ billion gallons this year, enough to put Stuart under 111 feet of water. This is only enough to take 6 inches off of the lake.” The west coast is taking most of the lake level reducing water and of course they are screaming “say no to Lake O” too.
Realistically, with the Army Corp of Engineers reporting the Lake level at 17.07, today, it will be a few more weeks of releases to get near or under 16 feet. A safer number for the dike and for the people who live in fear of it breeching. Not to mention the 525,000 of acres of protected sugarcane… http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/reports.htm
I do believe the authorities are getting the message, though…so keep screaming. SAY NO TO LAKE O! For everyone!
I think our water culture is changing, and the government is being forced/inspired so they can get reelected and respected…. to improve our water/rivers situation. Just yesterday, I got an email about a woman whose Bascom Palmer doctor notes she has an eye infection in her cornea very possibly from “walking the bridge,” repeatedly over the St Lucie River.
I am not making this up.
These health issues are real. More and more people are realizing this. Lake O and other canal unfiltered pollution must halt.
Here is a blog post I wrote earlier this year where Rob Lord, lawyer, business man, CEO of Martin Health discusses health issues https://jacquithurlowlippisch.com/tag/robert-lord/
So it looks like the Lake Okeechobee is going down, but we are still going to get releases for while. (See the info below on my brother’s site.) Things are still bad, but they are getting better.
~Never stop screaming “Say No to Lake O,” we owe it to ourselves, and to the future.
Great information below!
It looks link the lake is coming back down. See the graph links on my Firm Favorites Page:
SFWMD & ACOE
Lake O Stage Graph Month (http://my.sfwmd.gov/dbhydroGraph/servlet/DbhydroGraphServlet.do?v_report_type=format6&v_period=month&v_end_date=20171003&v_start_date=20170901&v_dbkey=15611/06832/N3466)
It’s hard believe that we have taken 86+ billion gallons this year, enough to put Stuart under 111 feet of water. But this is only enough to take 6 inches off of the lake. The west coast is taking most of the lake level reducing water.
St Lucie River Discharges
S-80 Cumulative Total 2017 | 2016 (http://www.thurlowpa.com/LakeOLiveData/2017/) (http://www.thurlowpa.com/LakeOLiveData/2016/)
By the way, I have a new link of my Lake O Satellite imagery page that will actively pull up the last 7 days of low res images from all three satellites:
St Lucie River Discharges
Latest Lake O Satellite Imagery (http://www.thurlowpa.com/LakeOImagery/)
Click on the “Terra/Aqua/Suomi Last 7 days icon”.
Thomas H. Thurlow III
THURLOW & THURLOW, P.A.
17 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd.
P.O. Box 106
Stuart, FL 34995-0106
Phone: (772) 287-0980
Facsimile: (772) 220-0815
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I work at Martin North. We had a heightened incident of stroke and allergic reactions in chem patients at the height of the 2016 bloom.
Keep up the great work,
On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch wrote:
> Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch posted: ” “Say No to Lake O,” this is one of the > rallying cries of the River Kidz. If only it were as easy as just saying > “no.” According my numbers-man, my brother Todd, the “St Lucie River has > taken in more than 86+ billion gallons this year, enough to put St” >
Dear Katie, thank you so much for writing and for speaking out. This is our best ammunition. I am grateful!
It is good we live in a country that allows its citizens to speak out but it is very inportant you have your facts straight. Pointing fingers , screaming and falsely acuseing people abuses this right and hurts people. Like the fishermen and farmers whose lives were destroyed and about to be destroyed
Thank you for your comment. There is no wish to hurt anyone only to help everyone. I am sorry if someone you know feels hurt or that untrue things are being said. It is a desperate situation here. People do what they can; they speak out. I thank you for speaking out too and would like to hear more if you wish to share more detail. Sincerely, Jacqui TL
Every day I exsplain details to fishermen and I believe the magnitude of what has been done to their fishing will eventually be known as fishing inproves. The person there who puts 1 bucket of sea shells in the lagoon will have done more to help the situation than ALL the protesting. Winter is comeing with northeasters so I am preparing southeast “pockets” in lagoon to churn shells.
Elected or not, you do not know how much I despise a state government that would do what has been done to the citizens of Florida. I am on a shoe string budget and am about to go back to work. Our lieing monster state government now has 300 million to finish killing everything off. How can I compete.with this?
Our lead scientest here is Duane Defreze. At the lagoon house I remember him saying his biggest concern was the nutriants going into the lagoon. I am sure if information is in a book he knows about it—-but what if information is not in a book? Calcium is a alkali metal. It has a high ph. The organic nutriants in our lagoon are acidic and full of carbondioxide. Calcium sticks to –and reacts with these organic nutriants releaseing “microbubbles” and making them boyant. Heat makes the chemical reaction speed up in the summer and the menhadden filter out the plankton that feeds on boyant nutriants. In the winter the chemical reaction slows down and all this material sinks to the bottom . The shimp come in from the ocean to feed on the bottom as the menhadden go out to sea. All summer long the calcium that has made the nutriants boyant can now float out to sea where the coapods feed on it. In a few weeks the water in the lagoon will get cold and all the sudden it will clear up—-now you know.