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We Answer Listener Questions About South Florida Water Issues

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Algae Bloom at the Alva Boat Ramp on June 25, 2018

As Southwest Florida continues to face a persistent red tide bloom that’s devastating marine wildlife, and a severe blue-green algae bloom in the Caloosahatchee River and estuary that's being fed by polluted freshwater being released from Lake Okeechobee, we’re opening the phones for listener questions about the many factors that have led to these environmental crises. 

During Gulf Coast Live on Wednesday, August 15th Julie Glenn will be joined by Rae Ann Wessell, Natural Resource Policy Director for the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, and News Press Evironmental Reporter Amy Bennett Williams, to field calls and comments from social media. What are your questions about our water woes, the history behind them, and the possible ways forward? Or what would you propose as possible solutions?