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Cape Coral canals experiencing low water levels, residents say

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Some Cape Coral residents said recent rains have been necessary to help replenish canal water levels in the city. A couple who lives on a canal at Southeast 13th Terrace said that they’re used to water levels dropping between spring and summer, but recent levels have been the worst they’ve ever seen in nearly 20 years. A spokesperson for the City of Cape Coral said that freshwater canal levels can drop significantly during the dry season since they depend on rainfall and irrigation water use. Residents who are dealing with low levels said that...

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Water conservancy groups urge Florida regulators to set water-quality standards

Thick, smelly clumps of blue-green algae have been decaying along the Caloosahatchee near the south side of the Franklin Lock this week. It comes as several water conservancy groups in our area urged the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to set water-quality standards for the toxins in the algal blooms in a letter Wednesday. It’s signed off by Calusa Waterkeeper, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Conservancy of SWFL, and Center for Biological Diversity.  Triennial Review Comments Cyanotoxins by Olivia Hyde on Scribd The group said it was “disappointed...

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