The Caloosahatchee Regional Water Management Issues white paper prepared by the City of Sanibel's Dept. of Natural Resources, has an attached list of Frequently Asked Questions. Related documents and other information are available on the City’s H2O Matters website. There are also a number of links in the FAQ document that you may find helpful, including a link to the Florida Department of Health Healthy Beaches Program data for Lee County.
This interesting 8/3/16 blog posting comes via Captains for Clean Water. It outlines how, for the first time in its history, Big Sugar has a political problem in the Sunshine State
Island Reporter 7/17/16 article Island Dems host water quality update: "The best way to solve the water quality problems along the Caloosahatchee River is to store it and send the excess water flow from Lake Okeechobee, and the only way that will happen is for residents to call their representatives in Tallahassee, or Washington, if need be."
New York Times article about Algae Blooms Affecting Beaches.(7/18/2016)
Informative article about blue-green algae near Sanibel (7/1/16) by Keri Hendry Weeg of The Island Sand Paper, Ft. Myers Beach.
Two articles from the Santiva Chronicle, which has been covering water quality news:
- Ruane Sees Dirty Water and Silver Lining (7/9/2016)
- Water District in Emergency Mode; Nothing Is District's Fault (7/11/2016)
Two perfect Miami Herald columns by our Florida State treasure, Carl Hiassen:
- Florida Gov. Scott clueless in lake crisis (3/7/2016)
- Enjoy your vacation on Playa Guacamole (7/8/2016)
Earth Justice article about What You Need to Know
News-Press article by Amy Bennett Williams about Caloosehatchee, Algae, and Cynobacteria (5/24/2016)
New Yorker magazine article Swamped about Jeb Bush’s fight over the Everglades (1/4/2016)