VIDEO: Concerns Mount About Red Tide Extending Into Brevard County
By Irene Sans, WFTV // October 5, 2018
ABOVE VIDEO: The red tide continues to affect southwest Florida, in fact, high concentration levels have been dominating at least 100 miles of coastline since October 2017. (WFTV Video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WFTV) – The red tide continues to affect southwest Florida, in fact, high concentration levels have been dominating at least 100 miles of coastline since October 2017. The effects have gone beyond an awful look on the water and foul smell.
A year later, there have been thousands of dead sea life, millions of dollars lost in tourism and many people have been affected by respiratory issues caused by the harmful algae bloom.
The Army Corps of Engineers have been releasing polluted waters to both coasts to avoid stress on the aging levee. Residents on the southeast coast complain about the possibility of a repeat of the 2016 disastrous algae bloom.
These releases have occurred on and off, but the Lake Okeechobee pollution has greatly affected the southwestern coast more as it has fed more nutrients into the already occurring algae blooms multiplying the toxicity and area of the blooms.
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