Four counties in state of emergency from toxic water
“Scientists believe that Florida’s wet winter not only caused an increase in runoff, but also caused the spread of the algae and toxins, when state water managers started discharging water early this year through the St. Lucie Canal and out to the Atlantic Ocean near Stuart, Florida.
With the state of emergency declarations, Florida Governor Rick Scott has also asked the federal government for emergency funds. But some scientists believe that the governor and Floridians should not be surprised by the bloom.”
New satellite images show the growing extent of an enormous algal bloom in Southern Florida, causing a state of emergency in four counties.