Study links human waste to harmful algal blooms

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OKEECHOBEE — A research paper published by Elsevier gives more evidence to the link between faulty septic tanks and the harmful algal blooms that plagued the St. Lucie Estuary in 2016. The study recommends conversion from septic tanks to sewer systems near the waterways to reduce nutrient loading, as well as more storage north of Lake Okeechobee to reduce the need for excessive freshwater releases from the lake.

Read more in the Okeechobee News.