SCCF is launching another resource to help local residents stay on top of the water quality situation in our area. Every Friday Research & Policy Associate Leah Reidenbach will release a new “Weekly Water Conditions Tracker.” It will include current impacts on the Caloosahatchee estuary from Lake Okeechobee releases as well as watershed runoff, and the latest on red tide and blue-green algae.
The publication will use a “simple infographic” and website links. Check out this video for more information.
SCCF continues their weekly report of Caloosahatchee, estuary and coastal conditions which began in 2011. This comprehensive report provides real time conditions to water managers at the Army Corps of Engineers and South Florida Water Management District to inform and assist with decisions regarding water delivery operations and policy. The SCCF Policy department works with Marine Lab staff to provide current local monitored water conditions and coordinates with local stakeholders including the Refuge, local cities and Lee County.
Additionally, they have red tide resources where you can find information and links to maps, respiratory forecasts, fact sheets, historical data for our area, and other health impact links.