Last updated on August 14th, 2022 at 08:45 am
August 5 – August 11, 2022 – Algal bloom conditions were observed at 12 sites of 30 samples reported in the past seven days with 29 samples collected, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection reported on August 12.
Satellite imagery for Lake Okeechobee from 8/10 shows approximately 35% to 40% coverage of moderate bloom potential with the highest bloom potential in the northwest quadrant of the lake.
The satellite imagery for the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries from 8/10 shows no significant bloom potential in visible portions of either estuary.
Satellite imagery for the St. Johns River from 8/10 shows areas of moderate bloom potential on Lake George and on the mainstem of the St. Johns River downstream of Lake George to approximately Trout Creek.
Please keep in mind that bloom potential is subject to change due to rapidly changing environmental conditions or satellite inconsistencies (i.e., wind, rain, temperature or stage).
For detailed blue-green algae report, visit the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Related Articles, Studies and Health Alerts:
- Harmful blue-green algae detected in the Hillsborough River, Tampa Times, 8/12/2022
- A blue-green algae bloom was found at Maximo Park in St. Petersburg, Patch, 8/8/2022
- SW Florida water quality woes traced to seeping septic systems, Florida Atlantic University, 8/9/2022
- BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM ALERT FOR LAKE IVANHOE, 8/3/2022
- Blue-Green Algae Bloom Health Alert for Lake Kinsale, 8/3/2022
- Blue-green algae season is here. Here’s how conditions look for the Caloosahatchee River, Fort Myers News-Press, 8/2/2022
- Army Corps releases latest Lake O management plan’s predicted effect on St. Lucie River, Treasure Coast Newspapers, 8/2/2022
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Public Open House on Lake Management Plans
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting four open houses on the final drafts of the lake management plans for the Harris Chain of Lakes, Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and Lake Okeechobee.
After gathering input and feedback over an 18-month process, FWC staff drafted plans to balance the biological needs of fish and wildlife with the desires of a wide range of stakeholders. To engage the public on the contents of the plans, FWC will be hosting the following four open house public meetings.
Lake Okeechobee (Okeechobee): Tuesday, Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m. at Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. Highway 98 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Lake Okeechobee (Clewiston): Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m. at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 W C Owen Ave., Clewiston FL 33440.
Harris Chain of Lakes: Thursday, Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m. at the Tavares Community Center, 100 E Caroline St., Tavares, FL 32778.
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6-8 p.m. Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 E Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741.
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