Blue-green algae not being discharged from Lake Okeechobee, experts cautiously optimistic

This summer, experts braced for an explosion of blue-green algae which could threaten local waterways on the Treasure Coast, including the St. Lucie River and the Indian River Lagoon.

“We had the bloom, and we had a lot of water in the lake, but because that water wasn’t being dumped into our community, we avoided a lot of those big issues here on the coast,” said Dr. Zack Jud, director of education at the Florida Oceanographic Society.

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