WINK News: Lake Okeechobee may be experiencing a large algae bloom

June 24, 2020

Published by WINK News, June 22nd 2020
Reporter: Stephanie Byrne
Writer: Drew Hill

A large algae bloom has been spotted in Lake Okeechobee. Officials are monitoring the spread to determine what impact it will have on Southwest Florida waters.

“It’s kind of like having a loaded gun pointed at you,” said Capt. Daniel Andrews, a Co-founder of Captains for Clean Water.

Clean Water is kind of a big deal for Andrews, and he has dedicated his life to monitoring the water quality. “It’s not a good situation that we’re at the very beginning of the wet season, we have algae on the lake, and the lake is rising pretty quickly.”

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