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Archive for Thursday, February 28, 2019

From the pages of Orlando Weekly: The source of rising nutrient levels and algae growth in Lake Adair

Some College Park residents find themselves in a crappy situation, literally. Those living around Lake Adair share space with a roosting community of cormorants, who eat fish out of the lake and then, well, what goes in comes back out. Orlando city officials say the birds are to blame for the lakes rising nutrient levels and algae growth, and for 20 years theyve been trying to drive the birds away. When the birds are in the trees, city workers visit Lake Adair twice a day once mid-morning and again in the evening with spotlights, air horns, pyrotechnics, pressurized water, flare guns and whistler bombs; one resident described the neighborhood as sounding like a war zone. In 1997, an ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly