Army Corps releases wet season strategy amid blue-green algae concerns

The Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday a Lake Okeechobee wet season strategy as concern mounts over the level of blue-green algae blanketing the lake.

One toxic sample was found in the St. Lucie River and at Port Mayaca. One sample taken on June 20 showed a microcystin toxin level of 233 micrograms/L, which is 29 times the level considered harmful to humans.

"It's thick. It's bad, and if they open those gates it's coming," Mark Perry, the executive director of the Florida Oceanographic Society, said.

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