Plume moving north into Indian River Lagoon and reefs near Jupiter Island
More photos and video from Sewalls Point Commissioner Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch and Ed Lippish of the ongoing destruction of the St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon.
See it for yourself.
From Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch:
“2-7-16 3PM photo documentation of the discharges from Lake Okeechobee and area canals C-23, C-24, and C-44. Primarily Lake Okeechobee releases through C-44.
These photos are looking south and easterly—one can see a large dark, plume moving north into Indian River Lagoon over the Sailfish Flats and out St Lucie Inlet south over nearshore reefs to Jupiter Island.
ACOE with input of SFWMD have Structure-80 open to 7600 cubic feet per second to allow for lowering of Lake Okeechobee and are consequentially causing very serious destruction of the St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon.
It is critical we all contact our state legislators and the Governor stating this is unacceptable. It is time to purchase land south of the lake with Amendment 1 monies as the people of Florida voted. We must protect our waters and our lands.” (Photos by Ed Lippisch)
Please do that. Call your legislators and tell them the destruction of the St Lucie River is unacceptable.
There are no words for this.
Here is a video that Ed did on Saturday: