Florida Oceanographic Society

Drier Forecast Halts Lake Okeechobee Discharge

Nov 7, 2016

Water managers are suspending flows from Lake Okeechobee to Florida’s east coast, where the influxes triggered toxic algae blooms this summer.

Photo courtesy Brevard County

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says an algal bloom in the St. Lucie River near the southern part of the Indian River Lagoon is not toxic.