NBC-2: Dark water surrounds Sanibel Causeway after Lake Okeechobee water releases

November 1, 2020
Reporter: Ashley Dyer
November 1st, 2020


SANIBEL, Fla. – Dark water is surrounding the Sanibel Causeway as a result of water releases from Lake Okeechobee. The US Army Corp of Engineers plans to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee even though algae was found on the lake.

“I won’t take a swim in it. Period,” said Victor Hernandez, who’s in town for the weekend.

For weeks now, local waters have been brown.

“We’re currently experiencing large volume discharges from Lake Okeechobee,” said Chris Wittman, co-founder of Captains for Clean Water.


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