I could never do what I do without the people who help me. My husband, his pilot friends, the everyday people sending me “toxic-algae” imagery, the River Warriors community, and when it comes to striking the bull’s-eye, my science-studied-lawyer, little brother, Todd.
Just hours ago, Todd forwarded these images from satellites, Landsat 7, and Sentinel 2, clearly showing a large algae bloom photographed yesterday in Lake Okeechobee. 102 square-miles of it!
So Florida state agencies, and others…
…Do not tell me the algae comes from our river. It does not. We have been through this before….
The algae, that can become toxic, and maybe already is, starts in, and comes from the crock-pot of Lake Okeechobee. The Army Corp of Engineers should stop discharging right now. Right when the Colonel sees these images. And these images have been seen, because NASA makes these images available to the Corp.
When a satellite image like this is made public, it cannot be ignored.
The ACOE should close the gates of S-308 until DEP has tested all edges of this large bloom. And work for never discharging when there is an algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee.
Stop the discharges from Lake Okeechobee!
See this link of Todd’s for site with more satellite imagery: http://www.thurlowpa.com/LakeOImagery/
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Thankyou for keeping us informed
Thank you so much for all your work, your educational posts and particularly these photos…helps us have such a better informed perspective of the situation….thanks to all involved..we all stand on the shoulders of giants! Love to Ed, dogs, and Mom and Dad!
We look forward to seeing you out and about….xo Caryn and Willow