PALM BEACH POST: Sobering new image of Lake O harmful algae bloom

Palm Beach Post: Written by Kimberly Miller. June 26, 2018.

A satellite image taken Sunday of the spreading concentration of cyanobacteria on Lake Okeechobee shows a majority of the lake covered in the harmful algae.

The image, provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and released by the South Florida Water Management District, comes as a two-day break in lake discharges to the northern estuaries ended Monday.

The Army Corps of Engineers is discharging lake water in pulses hoping to give the brackish estuaries some time to refill their salinity levels before another flush of fresh lake water. No water was released Saturday or Sunday.

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