Cut runner wrote: »
SFCarl wrote: »
I don't get why everyone is blowing this out of proportion. They've been dumping water into the river for decades. Each and every summer. The water quality will be back to normal in a couple months after the rainy season. The dumping isn't going to stop anytime soon either. There is no land to flood and the water from lake okeechobee has to go somewhere. Don't be surprised if they're still dumping into the river 10 years from now.
Clamshaver wrote: »
This explains why I put up this post. I'm tired of hearing toxic on the 5am news. Suddenly everyone wants to care about the water they are hardly ever in (memorial day , 4th of July , Labor Day).
sneaky snooker wrote: »
Really. Your tired of hearing about it ? I am a native of south florida who is on the rivers virtually every weekend and watch the river slowly die every year. Because it happens yearly it is ok? Ignorance truly is bliss. Please don't brag your ignorance. :nono
saltysenior wrote: »
i'm tired of hearing about it too because most of it is bullship....the dead manatees and other ''claimed'' stuff all happened in the spring 100 miles to the north.....the water dumped from the lake is not ''poisoned'' and does not already carry b/green allergy...the list of accusations made by some is almost silly when the facts are faced.....true, the salinity and color of the water will change, but that happens in all rivers when it rains a lot.....seems as though the people who deeply study the problem (and are ignored by the media) are coming to the conclusion that most of the problems w/ the St.Lucie and Indian rivers are "home grown" because of local sewerage.......again,put down the sign and make a few serious inquires to people who do the ''real'' research and then report back..
CaptTater wrote: »
Because not very often do they long torrential downpours up the middle of the state with out on the coast too.. Though the other direction is very common. So do they open the locks wide open when there is no local run off? Wouldn't stagnant Lake O be covered in algae if that was the source?
Lake I grew up on would get a bloom every now and the too.
fishknut wrote: »
Maybe its the mixture of salt and fresh water that causes the reaction, i dont know. But to say there is not a correlation between the discharges and the algea bloom is absurd. Maybe if the fresh water wasnt introduced in such a tremendous amount the reaction would be different, but cmon CT you have to admit the huge discharges are to blame for the bloom.
saltysenior wrote: »
I predict the Martin Co. health dept. will upgrade the water quality at Sandsprit Park..
I'll tell you why when the results are shown.
mandaferret wrote: »
So, in Jupiter and Ft Pierce, the problems are just excessive freshwater, turbidity, and local runoff.
captinmitch wrote: »
Could someone translate that to English for me? TYVMIA.