Green-algae blooms spotted in multiple locations around Martin County waterways

WPTV: June 20, 2016. Written by Meghan McRoberts

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - Green algae blooms continue to show up in Treasure Coast waterways, causing concern for residents, business owners and water lovers.

Monday, algae was spotted in multiple areas in Martin County, including Leighton Park, Shepard Park, Downtown Stuart near the Riverwalk, the St. Lucie Locks and Lighthouse Point in Palm City.

On the first day of summer, some residents worry about what is yet to come for the season. Lake Okeechobee releases continue to pour into the St. Lucie River, which scientists blame for the algae blooms.

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