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Fast Facts

Years of sediments washing down the Kissimmee River have resulted in a mud pit chock-full of algae-causing phosphorous and covering 300,000 cubic yards of Lake Okeechobee’s bottom.

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection:

Lee County:

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF):

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Action Plan:
A plan that describes what needs to be done and when it needs to be completed.

Blue-Green Algae:
A type of algae natural to our area that blooms in the climatic and nutrient conditions it finds favorable.

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