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Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

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Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

See the link discussing the release of poor healthy water up North.

marcoislandflorida.com/article/…

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1. Re: Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

Per the article "139 Manatees died from red tide poisoning in Lee County this year." ... Lee County is North of Collier County.

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2. Re: Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

We had trouble with red tide last February. I remember seeing quite a few dead fish. It is also an upper respiratory irritant for some people and I remember lots of coughing on the beach. I didn't notice anything in the water itself. I was in Rhode Island one summer and the water was actually red...

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3. Re: Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

I was in Marco, on the beach, in May and Sept and there was no red tide ... or any discussion of red tide in Marco. Yet Lee County had major manatee deaths. Marco is in Collier County and South of Lee County.

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4. Re: Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

Here is the state of Florida red tide government environmental map ... showing the current status of red tide in the Gulf and Atlantic.

http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/

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5. Re: Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

Yes, I was there most of the summer and there wasn't any issue. Here's hoping it stays north of us this year.

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6. Re: Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

Here's a link detailing last year's struggles

coastalbreezenews.com/2013/…

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7. Re: Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

I'm on Marco currently and have heard no discussion of Red Tide this far south. Dolphins are swimming off the beach and activity appears normal here. Wave runners, kayaks, sailboats and a few people in the water .

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8. Re: Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

So AncientGeek ... it is paradise as normal ....do you see it as paradise? What one thing do you recommend for the "paradise feeling"? It is great to get feedback from a new Marco forum person.

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9. Re: Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

Another clean water week in Marco ... in Collier County ... South of Lee County.

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10. Re: Marco Continues to have Clean Water-Further South is Cleaner

Anyone on Marco ... can give us a full report on the water color?

Beaches further North are complaining about the water quality.

Water level is 14.57 feet in Lake O right now ... it is high and may show water is now being released or about to be released. However all bets may be off ... we are almost starting the dry season.

See

w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml

Government try's to keep the water level between 12.5 feet to 15.5.