Today I got a call from my husband’s good friend, dentist and pilot, Scott Kuhns.
“I’m going up in the Super Cub” he said, “what pictures do we want?”
“Great!” I replied. “How about the canals? -what’s killing the river at this time. C-23 and C-24, nearer to St Lucie County, and C-44 in South Stuart-even though the ACOE isn’t dumping from Lake Okeechobee right now?”
I was thinking to myself that it’s important to see how these area canals affect our waters even without the worst off all, -discharges from Lake Okeechobee! Between all the extra water, Mark Perry says that the St Lucie River takes on more than twice it did from its natural watershed.
Scott’s voice came over the phone…
“How about the coast?” Scott inquired.
“Absolutely. The coast. There should be a pretty decent plume just from the canals and local runoff.”
“‘llI be in touch,” Scott said, and he was off!
Well, I just received Scott’s photos about an hour ago. The photos are telling and Dorian’s plume is very, very dark.
Dorian, all I can say right now, is thank you for not striking Florida. It was a scary few days, so close! And God bless the people of the Bahamas…
PHOTO BY SCOTT KUHNS and PILOT STEVE SCHIMMING, 9-6-19 at
ROOSEVELT BRIDGE, WIDE AREA OF SLR, HABOARAGE MARINA, STUART
C-23 & C-24 CANALS, C-23 DIVIDES MARTIN & ST LUCIE COUNTY, C-24 in ST LUCIE CO.
C-44 CANAL, SOUTH STUART
ST LUCIE INLET & SAILFISH POINT
AREA BETWEEN SEWALL’S POINT AND SAILFISH POINT KNOWN AS THE SAILFISH FLATS WHERE SEAGRASS HAD BEEN GROWING BACK.