Cape Coral officials prepare for potential algae blooms
CAPE CORAL, Fla.– With blue-green algae beginning to appear in waterways across Southwest Florida, Cape Coral City officials said they are still working on their plan for this year in case algae blooms cover canals once again.
Mayor John Gunter said they should have a better idea of what the plan is next week.
Even though the canals are clear at the moment, some residents said they are hoping this year isn’t a repeat of 2018.
“The conditions seem to be there and it’s earlier in the summer than in 2018 that we are seeing these conditions,” said Cape Coral resident Jason Pim.
In years past, tools like a bubble curtain, which pumps a constant stream of air to keep algae from getting in, and microbe lifts, which are organisms the eat nutrients the algae survives off, were used to help mitigate the problem.
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