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heard the same earlier this week about 5-10 miles off bayport and new samples show the bloom moving north, just south offshore of Chaz all the way down to Anclote, everything south of there has been wiped out by three months of it. Grasses are browned.Today map shows Bayport with high/bloom conc.Takes roughly ten years to recover. Remember the last bloom up here...still recovering and some places with heavier population have not recovered. Good thing east winds prevail the next week or it would be inshore to.Could really use a higher flow rate of that fresh spring water from Chaz and Homossassa that SWFWMD doled out.
you seen to have a hard on for mining industry, how about a hard on for Disney and the sh ithole called Orlando for the plight of the Glades or do just point a point a finger at the farmers in the EAA like the rest of the uninformed masses?
Saw this article on the internet today. Looks interesting and still lots of unanswered questions but at least its something. Of course prevention is the best method so it would be nice if they came down on the things that are causing it. https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/the-concept-looks-fairly-solid-researchers-test-new-clay-process-to-kill-red-tide-cells/ar-AANCZir?ocid=hplocalnews
capt louie said:
They are adding a "runoff" tax in Citrus County someone told me yesterday ..
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Today map shows Bayport with high/bloom conc.
Takes roughly ten years to recover. Remember the last bloom up here...still recovering and some places with heavier population have not recovered.
Good thing east winds prevail the next week or it would be inshore to.
Could really use a higher flow rate of that fresh spring water from Chaz and Homossassa that SWFWMD doled out.
Current and previous admin in Tallahassee and people who vote them in allowed and increased the constant barrage on our waters and giving permits to take from aquifer (and then give permit to pump wastewater/sewage and waste material as in that from Piney Point. It will come back out of aquifer eventually and outta the springs. if less people stood by and pointed fingers and said how good a job they r doing maybe we could get past some of these issues. Perhaps one day folks like you would look into their mirrors and realize how they have helped facilitate and elect such leaders that are part of the degradation of our waters, fresh and salt.
Some regulations are good. Clean water and clean air and green trees should not be political. I like to breathe clean air when i fish or hunt. I enjoy trees, the forests and the oxygen produced, and who does not want clean water...???
The red tide we have up here is hardly related to spring flow or pollution in this part of the state.
Agreed about the red tide tide moving up here not related to our conditions. But it will feed on whatever available bl-gr algal blooms are available as a result of ever increasing polluted runoff and decreasing waterflow (saltwater intrusion is another issue unto itself). lets watch n see if the bloom increases or dissipates. If it increases, well WE've contributed. if it dissipates, then our fresh water and estuaries will have shown they are doing well.
A1 - agreed the , the horse is outta the barn. and essentially there's no way out for us, but if change is not made future generations will not experience many of the treasures we have been afforded here - on the water or in the woods.
Small A-bomb over Orlando, bulldoze the Villages and fence off the state line to start.
Then a special tax for everyone left in the stae to pay for aging infastructure upgrades (i.e. old sewer lines, septic tanks, treatment plants etc.)
It won't be cheap and some will lose their homes because they can't afford the special tax but that's what it will take..
cleaning up the storm water runoff is a good thing for all of us
the average is aprox $50, Jeza Pete the amount of griping on FB about it.