The letter to the editor “To aid rivers, clean the water entering the lake” was the most spot-on assessment of the problem facing not only Lake Okeechobee but all its tributaries.
Regulation of farmland fertilizer and the associated runoff into the lake and streams is the only way to police and minimize the algae blooms and toxic situation we are presented with in the St. Lucie River. Furthermore, as the writer points out, Congress decides where the water goes and not the Army Corps of Engineers. So contact your congressman and senator. Regardless, this is not an overnight fix.
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