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Step in the right direction - Florida Red Tide Management

Old 01-11-2019, 02:44 PM
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Yup saw a few news articles on that today, very good news!
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by yakmatt View Post
Look at the huge freshwater discharges from lake O into the Caloosahatchee river into the gulf. Also the Peace River adds to ag runoff. And just my personal observation but the big red tide out breaks on the west coast have bloomed in SW FL.
as previous mentioned a lot of the nutrients in the water here come from the Mississippi which drains about 1/3 of the crop land in America.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:47 PM
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https://www.google.com/search?q=lake...=1797&bih=1017
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by yakmatt View Post
Look at the huge freshwater discharges from lake O into the Caloosahatchee river into the gulf. Also the Peace River adds to ag runoff. And just my personal observation but the big red tide out breaks on the west coast have bloomed in SW FL.
yup, i dont know why some continually argue this.

Below is some of the things swfmd controls including dams that control water going to the west coast of fl.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:56 PM
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Granting there is not much going on in the way of red tide tracking right now due to the gov. shutdown but I think we are in for another bad bout of it. Been talking to some friends heading offshore and they have been losing the bait in their live wells when heading offshore recently. It's still sitting just offshore.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Windwood View Post
Red tide is tied to the freshwater discharges.
Maybe in the panhandle.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
That's great but what good will that do the west coast of Florida; there are no freshwater discharges from the Everglades or Indian River agricultural area up here but we still have red tide.
Of course. The red tide originates north of you. People THINK it is affected by fresh water discharges from Lake O, but there's no proof.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:28 PM
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What about kicking anyone who is from NY,NJ,OH or MI back, and their kids, then ship all of Miami back to Cuba and PR. Stop mining. Bulldoze Orlando, change I-4 to be one big Uturn back north from 75 to 95 and back. Then bulldoze the dike around lake O and let a few canes wash the remaining impurities away over a few years, then reevaluate. Mom said Lake O was crystal clear when she was a kid, and I even remember being able to see the fish swim in clearish water as a kid on the sandbars out there.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CruiseToFish View Post
What about kicking anyone who is from NY,NJ,OH or MI back, and their kids, then ship all of Miami back to Cuba and PR. Stop mining. Bulldoze Orlando, change I-4 to be one big Uturn back north from 75 to 95 and back. Then bulldoze the dike around lake O and let a few canes wash the remaining impurities away over a few years, then reevaluate. Mom said Lake O was crystal clear when she was a kid, and I even remember being able to see the fish swim in clearish water as a kid on the sandbars out there.
Sounds like a good START...
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:50 PM
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Good for him. I hope he can actually get shit done that will start the repair process going.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:35 PM
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I already called Brian Mast's office (he's DeSantis's main man on this initiative) this afternoon, since I own property in Stuart. Also stopped in Michael Waltz's Port Orange Office. Desantis is going to fire everybody form the SFWM board. Clean House Ron!! Give 'em a big boot up the ass for me, will ya?
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:16 PM
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Not that I trust ANY politician, BUT he did campaign on a promise to address the water issues, including Red Tide.

So in his first week he takes this action. That's far better than most politicians do at fulfilling their promises.

Whether this Order ever turns into anything concrete that actually fixes the issue is another thing entirely, but anyone critical should ask what more action would you really expect at this point?
I'm going to give the guy credit for taking a first step in a timely manner and hope that actual progress follows it. Otherwise he will just reinforce my original opinion of politicians.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:48 PM
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Red tide is a naturally occurring phenomenon....connected to water temps, blue green algae is a different issue....So glad Deasantis won btw
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:56 PM
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I think the Orlando area is gong to make south Florida look like lake city in terms of size and population density and development. South Florida has the glades and okeechobe to restrict development. Orlando has the gulf of Mexico the Atlantic ocean and the georgia line to limit its growth. And we all know which direction crap flows
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
Red tide is a naturally occurring phenomenon....connected to water temps, blue green algae is a different issue....So glad Deasantis won btw
We have red ride right now in 60 deg water. It is mich more than water temps.
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Originally Posted by CruiseToFish View Post
What about kicking anyone who is from NY,NJ,OH or MI back, and their kids, then ship all of Miami back to Cuba and PR. Stop mining. Bulldoze Orlando, change I-4 to be one big Uturn back north from 75 to 95 and back. Then bulldoze the dike around lake O and let a few canes wash the remaining impurities away over a few years, then reevaluate. Mom said Lake O was crystal clear when she was a kid, and I even remember being able to see the fish swim in clearish water as a kid on the sandbars out there.
You running for office next election? You have my vote.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by mackerel View Post
Not that I trust ANY politician, BUT he did campaign on a promise to address the water issues, including Red Tide.

So, in his first week he takes this action. That's far better than most politicians do at fulfilling their promises.

Whether this Order ever turns into anything concrete that actually fixes the issue is another thing entirely, but anyone critical should ask what more action would you really expect at this point?
I'm going to give the guy credit for taking a first step in a timely manner and hope that actual progress follows it. Otherwise he will just reinforce my original opinion of politicians.

Short of actually appointing himself to the board, this is a big first step on the first days in office. As I said, I went into Michael Waltz's office and they were trying to figure out how to get the computers to work. OMG. They took my name on a yellow pad. Desantis has already dealt with that lame-ass attorney Israel and sent him packing his bags. That's why ya want young guys in a job. They got fire in the belly and plenty of energy left. Not like that tired old dude Bill Nelson. I just wish Desantis wasn't an attorney. We need more business people in Govt positions. They are better at problem solving and attacking the problem. Would you hire an attorney to fix your roof or water heater?? Just my humble opinion.
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