By: Andrew Shipley
Mar. 7th, 2023
FORT MYERS, Fl — The similarity between 2018 and our current Red Tide outbreak is undeniable. Like we are seeing after Ian, 2018 saw a large-scale red tide bloom which lasted into the summer months after Irma. Captain Daniel Andrews with Captains for Clean Water says what will happen this summer with our current bloom will largely revolve around Lake Okeechobee water releases.
“2018 got so bad because we were getting massive discharges from Lake Okeechobee, and they were dumping tons of nutrient rich water into our local waterways,” said Andrews.