ALVA, Fla. — The South Florida Water Administration District (SFWMD), in partnership with the Florida Division of Environmental Safety (DEP), started utilizing an progressive expertise remedy within the Caloosahatchee River to fight blue-green algal blooms.
“We’re right here due to the management of Governor Ron DeSantis, who listened to the folks of Florida, and prioritized sources to guard South Florida’s waterways and tackle blue-green algae head-on,” mentioned SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss. “That is excellent news for Lee County and all of Southwest Florida, and we’re persevering with to expeditiously implement long-term options, together with the Caloosahatchee Reservoir, to raised shield the Caloosahatchee Estuary.”
The blue-green algae within the Caloosahatchee River is being handled with a brand new expertise often called Lake Guard Oxy. The algaecide product is licensed by the U.S. Environmental Safety Company and has proven promising ends in different components of Florida. Remedy is at present focused at areas with energetic bloom circumstances between the Wilson Pigott Bridge (SR 31) and the Alva Boat Ramp in Lee County. There are not any water use restrictions related to this product.
Enhancing water high quality and decreasing dangerous discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries are prime priorities for the State of Florida. Below the route of Gov. DeSantis, SFWMD and DEP are expediting essential Everglades restoration initiatives such because the EAA Reservoir Mission, the Caloosahatchee (C-43) and C-44 Reservoirs, and eradicating Outdated Tamiami Path roadbed, which can all work collectively to scale back damaging discharges and ship extra clear water south to the Everglades.
DEP’s Blue-Inexperienced Algae Process Pressure advisable utilizing progressive applied sciences to stop, detect and tackle dangerous algal blooms in a cheap, environmentally protected means. SFWMD and DEP are dedicated to a partnership that protects Florida’s water sources by way of multi-faceted and progressive options.