WPTV: Written by Alanna Quillen. November 15, 2017. PALM BEACH, Fla. - If you visit any of the beaches in Palm Beach County, you might be in for a surprise. The beautiful, turquoise green waters have been replaced by brown, nasty-looking water. It's raising so much concern that the local tourism council is sending a letter to Gov. Rick Scott saying this goes beyond water quality issues. Tourist Agathe Corre is visiting Palm Beach from France. "We're just disappointed by the look of the beach," she said. She said she was expecting something a little different. "We were expecting something a little more tropical," said Corre. "It looks a bit dark, especially given the weather and temperature, we're expecting bluer water that's for sure!” Continue reading "PBC tourism council to send letter to Gov. Scott about water quality concerns"read morePalm Beach Post: Written by Kim Miller. November 14, 2017. The topaz-blue waters off Palm Beach County have had more noticeably brown days this fall – an opaque sea of tea that is less inviting and even dangerous as high bacteria levels have forced a handful of temporary no-swimming orders. Officials from the South Florida Water Management District and county agree the icky looking stew is the result of storm water runoff from record rainfall and canal discharges necessary to keep communities from flooding. But beachgoers are dismayed and tourism leaders are concerned, so much so that the Palm Beach County’s Tourist Development Council agreed last week to send a letter to Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders about the water. Continue reading "Icky brown waters off Palm Beach County concern tourism leaders"read more
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