With help from our partners at LightHawk, we’re keeping a close eye on the toxic algae crisis in Lake Okeechobee.
Aerial video, provided by pilot Howard Greenberg, maps the southern edge of Lake Okeechobee from the east coast starting at Port Mayaca to Canal Point, to Pahokee Marina, to the Moore Haven Lock and Dam on the west coast. (See flight path in the image below).
In the latest flight seen here, streaks of algae were spotted in the lake around the 12:45 minute mark in the video. Though it may not look significant, it’s important to remember that there are many variables that can impact algae visibility including wind pattern and sunlight.
These flights will be critical for tracking differences in the lake as the hot, rainy summer season heats up in South Florida.