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Muck pours from a pipe into a seven-acre island retention site in the Indian River Lagoon. Photo by Amy Green
Environment

Muckrakers: 40,000 Dump Trucks Of Muck Removed From Indian River Lagoon


The St. Johns River Water Management District collaborated with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to remove more than 600,000 cubic yards of muck from the Indian River Lagoon. Muck is a result of untreated storm-water runoff, that flows into the canals and tributaries of the lagoon. It kills sea-grasses and organisms that are vital to the lagoon’s ecosystem. The state is currently working on a broader restoration plan with long-term funding sources for the entire Indian River Lagoon and its tributaries.
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Tony Sasso surveys the Indian River Lagoon from Cocoa Riverfront Park. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Watching For Fish Kill In Indian River Lagoon


Brevard county officials are keeping a nervous eye on the Indian River lagoon. Algal blooms are once more appearing in the water, and in some places fish are dying. Tony Sasso with Keep Brevard Beautiful explains what the county has done to try and clean up the lagoon since the big fish kill of 2016, and how they’ll respond if there’s another fish kill this summer.
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