We think it time for us to begin the southern leg of our trip. The area's rivers and lagoons are turning into something that's not the water we in Jupiter know and love. This part of Florida is known for it's beautifully landscaped shores and clean waters.
For us, the traces of the toxic algae have popped up in just in the last few days. Luckily, Jupiter and the Palm Beaches have been exempt from this monstrous algae bloom that is caused by fertilizer runoff into Lake Okeechobee that's transported east by the St Lucie River, it's been an issue for Stuart for the most part.
We'll, the Corp of Engineers just decided to let some of the goo run through another outlet that dumps directly into Lake Worth lagoon. The effects, while not as bad as Stuart, are causing Palm Beach County to shut down the ever partying Peanut Island for the 4th Weekend. For the Palm Beach area... This is Yuge!! (I can't believe I just typed that)
Me thinks something will be done about it now that the rich and famous are looking out from their seaside estates, watching the sun set into a lagoon of glowing guacamole... Too little, too late? Hope not.(exaggeration, it's not that bad in PB)
This too shall pass.
Hopefully by the time we get back.
The “no-swimming” advisory for Peanut Island has been lifted, Palm Beach County said Saturday.
with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection took samples of
the waters off the island, where blue-green algae was spotted late this
week. They also inspected the area visually Saturday morning and saw no
trace of algae in the water, said Dan Bates, deputy director of the
county’s Division of Environmental Resources Management.
Reminds me of Jaws —