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Lake Okeechobee Algae Bloom Monitoring

The latest satellite image shows that the algae blooms are still visible from space, taking about 41 square miles of Lake Okeechobee.
New calculations estimate the algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee to be 239 square miles.  Based on the latest images from NASA on July 2nd, the algae bloom has grown from 33 square miles on May 9th to now take up almost 1/3 of the lake.
"This toxic algae is what has been discharged into the St. Lucie Estuary and the Indian River Lagoon, making its way through our waterways and onto local beaches.  We need to stop the discharges from Lake Okeechobee and send the water south the Everglades, where it is desperately needed." - Mark Perry, Executive Director