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Scott declares algal emergency in Martin, St. Lucie

Scott declares algal emergency

  • Scott’s executive order paves the way for local and state authorities to move to mitigate the spread of algae in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries by redirecting the flow of water in and out of Lake Okeechobee.
  • In a prepared statement, Scott said, “Today, I am declaring a state of emergency in Martin and St. Lucie Counties to expedite water storage projects to alleviate the proliferation of algal blooms.
  • The order also allows the South Florida Water Management District to reduce the flow of water into Lake Okeechobee through additional water storage projects.
  • TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday declaried a state of emergency in Martin and St. Lucie counties in response to algal blooms in local waterways, according to a news release from the state capital.
  • Because the Obama Administration has failed to act on this issue, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to discharge millions of gallons of water into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries resulting in the growth of blue-green algae which is now entering residential waterways in South Florida.

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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday  declaried a state of emergency in Martin and St. Lucie counties in response to  algal blooms in local waterways, according to a news release from the state capital.


Scott declares algal emergency in Martin, St. Lucie

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