TC PALM: Brace for Toxic Tsunami when Lake Okeechobee discharges resume

TC Palm: Written by Ed Killer. July 6, 2018.

Note: Monday morning, Gov. Rick Scott issued a state of emergency for Lee and Martin counties after touring a section of the Caloosahatchee River.

Also, Marco Rubio asked the Trump administration to “re-evaluate” Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers. 

In a letter sent to President Donald Trump on Sunday, July 8, Rubio asked Trump to urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to start considering the “impacts of harmful algal blooms and poor water quality” on downstream communities while they plan and conduct the discharges. 

By Sunday evening, the Corps decided to suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee

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