Workshops scheduled after Lake O algal blooms

Workshops scheduled after Lake O algal blooms

State environmental leaders are trying to stop another crisis from hitting the Treasure Coast. The blue-green algae is back in Lake Okeechobee and some are worried it could spread.

On Thursday and Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District are holding two public workshops.

The workshops are intended to identify opportunities to improve the quantity, timing and distribution of flows from the 730 square-mile lake.

Thursday's workshop starts at 1 p.m. and will be held at 3800 NW 16th Blvd. in Okeechobee.

On Friday, a workshop will be held at the SFWMD headquarters located at 3301 Gun Club Rd. in suburban West Palm Beach. The meeting runs from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information and an agenda, visit www.sfwmd.gov/lowrp.

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