Due to cyanobacteria sightings and thoughtful decisions of Col. Booth, the ACOE has been “off and on” discharging an average of 500 cubic feet per second to the St Lucie River from Lake Okeechobee (15.06 ft).
Today’s aerials show the St Lucie River and Port Mayaca at Lake Okeechobee on March 11 about two hours after high tide around 1:30 pm. Discharges began January 22, 2023. ~Ed and I continue to document the discharges with the hope that they will be halted as algae is present, visible or invisible, having bloomed early (February) in Lake Okeechobee.
I. TCPalm article “ACOE Starts Discharges to SLR for 3rd Time”
II. ACOE power point “Periodic_Scientists_Call”_2023-03-14
III. Follow along via “eyeonlakeo.com”- yellow in banner shows when gates are open, website via TT3
PORT MAYACA, LAKE OKEECHOBEE, S-308, Ed Lippisch (no visible algae/blue water)
ST LUCIE RIVER/INDIAN RIVER LAGOON, ST LUCIE INLET, SAILFISH FALTS, SEWALL’ POINT, HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Ed Lippisch (no visible seagrass)
Back to Lake Okeechobee, Ed Lippisch
5 thoughts on “Ed’s Aerial Update SLR -48 days after discharges began”
Looking at Sailfish Point and comparing it to Fort Myers Beach with respect to the last Huricane through there, I’m thinking Sailfish Point might have a problem.
They are located right on next to the St Lucie Inlet….
The greatest part of saving our river has been you and Ed documenting aerial photos since 2013, flying over from lake o and following the black plume discharges to the inlet year after year. A DECADE.
Those photos tell it all. And all of Florida has now been following you and nationally and internationally. It speaks volumes.
There’s no denying!
Please please, don’t stop.
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for this comment!