WATCH: Port Canaveral Commission Candidate Mac McLouth Details His Plan To Clean the Lagoon Now
By Space Coast Daily // June 21, 2018
Plan will reduce brown algae which plagues Brevard’s most precious body of water
WATCH: Port Canaveral District 5 Commission Candidate Mac McLouth explains his action plan to cause millions of gallons of fresh ocean water to flow into the Indian River Lagoon in an effort to reduce the brown algae which is plaguing Brevard’s most precious body of water.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Should Port Canaveral Commission candidate Malcolm “Mac” McLouth win the Republican primary election in August, and the general election in November, he intends to initiate an action plan to cause millions of gallons of fresh ocean water to flow into the Indian River Lagoon in an effort to reduce the brown algae which is plaguing Brevard’s most precious body of water.
“I believe this will have a significant impact on cleaning the lagoon and the environmentalists that I have met with agree that this plan has great merit,” said McLouth.
McLouth, who retired from serving at the port as a commissioner in 2008 was urged by current and former commissioners to run again, as he has such an amount of knowledge and experience.
“I’ve got all these ideas in my head and I’ve continued to attend all the port meetings for the past 10 years,” said McLouth. “I let them know what I think, whether they like it or not,” joked McLouth.
McLouth recently outlined his plan for helping to clean the lagoon. As a civil engineer, McLouth was intimately involved in the planning and design of numerous features at the port that has become integral parts of the ports current operating systems.
McLouth was also recently a loud voice in the successful motion for the port to purchase 10 acres of Brevard County-owned land critical to the continued operation of Jetty Park.
McLouth’s latest plan is to use the 35-40 acres of port land in and around the Avocet lagoon, which abuts the Canaveral lock gates.
His plan is to excavate the Avocet lagoon area, build a cove for workboats, including a tide-activated weir system, to allow sea water to flow into the lagoon during high tides. This would occur two times daily, 365 days a year, resulting in millions of gallons of seawater flowing into the lagoon.
“This will increase the flow of water southward, helping to reduce the brown tide, and this is a great way for nature to help clean up the lagoon,” said McLouth.
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