Cape Coral coming up with plan to keep algae out of canals this summer
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Water in Cape Coral canals is mostly clear now, but in the summer of 2018 it was filled with green gunk.
The City of Cape Coral is working on a plan if algae begins to cover canals this summer.
Blue-green algae has been spotted in other areas of Lee County much earlier than normal, which is concerning.
This week, the city will be coordinating with Florida and Lee County agencies to come up with a game plan just in case harmful blooms return.
This summer, city staff is looking into using nanobubble technology. The only thing holding them back is funding.
Whatever the city decides, residents hope something can be done to save summer from the algae.
“It was a mess in 2018,” Cape Coral resident Clint Belk said. “The canals were pretty much solid green and the smell was terrible.”
The algae plan will be discussed at the Cape Coral City Council meeting on Wednesday.
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