WPTV: Algae blooms detected in Lake Okeechobee

WPTV: Written by Alanna Quillen. July 26, 2017.

Last year at this time, communities across the Treasure Coast were ravaged by toxic blue green algae blooms.

And now, an alarming bright green algae bloom has been detected in Lake Okeechobee.

Scientists and local leaders are worried about what it might turn into and are pleading with the state to tell them what is going on.

The algae blooms were found just right off shore here from Port Mayaca. Not much was known about these blooms until a former Martin County Commissioner took a flight over the area and released pictures of the bright green algae in the water.

It's now a waiting game to get test results back from the state and see what happens next.

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