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Rhonda Roff ·

Rutgers University

Can we aerate the reservoir and plant SAVs? How about shading the whole thing with the 2000 acres of solar panels instead of placing them down on 833 on primary Panther habitat? Really, just some suggestions:)

Like · Reply · Apr 14, 2016 5:14pm

 

Cyndi Lenz ·

Editor at Treasure Coast

here is a news flash. the water could have gone south. a few weeks BEFORE the discharges started hardly any water had gone south thru the STAS where it gets cleaned. Why? Because the sigar farmers were holding the water in rim canals so they could have the water at the the right height for the sugar cane. then is rained. they knew it was going to rain. SFWMD is complicit because they allowed it. Then the EAA got flooded and they all cried foul when they they did this to ourselves. Then they backpumed the water back into the lake and who get punished. Now they are denying that and have their proganda writers denyng it when it was a documented fact. The east and west coast with the most disgusting water. Meanwhile Florida Bay is imploding. get real newspress.

Like · Reply · 3 · Apr 11, 2016 8:35am

 

Thomas Davis ·

Works at Retired

The first time someone of any importance has spoke up denouncing this water storage plan. Most of us non important people could see that making another lake for water storage would have the same effect as lake O. Clawson has the right idea

Like · Reply · 3 · Apr 9, 2016 10:32am

 

Cyndi Lenz ·

Editor at Treasure Coast

easy to say if you don't like in jensen beach where the water was clear and now you can't go near it. please continue to destroy us with politics and big sugar bs.

Like · Reply · 1 · Apr 11, 2016 8:29am

 

Mark Generales ·

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Cyndi Lenz

 

Cyndi - are you kidding? Responding to this comment is almost impossible. What a comment. we have a common problem - your point of view as expressed is divisive and serves no one.

 

What is wrong in all comments is Florida - all of us from Orlando south - have a problem. It is US. We moved here and if we all left - this situaiton could be resolved in an instant.

 

WE ARE THE PROBLEM. THE FACT WE LIVE HERE ON DRAINED LAND WITH RIVERS RE-ROUTED AND CANALS TO DRAIN THINGS OFF - IT IS OUR FAULT.

 

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Like · Reply · Apr 11, 2016 9:00am

 

Louis Brouillard ·

Florida Atlantic University

“We will measure nutrients in the reservoir, and if we see problems with the water we will address it,” said Ernie Marks, Everglades projects manager for the South Florida Water Management District.

 

I wonder what kind of magic he has up his sleeve to address dirty water in a ditch.

Like · Reply · 2 · Apr 11, 2016 8:53am · Edited

 

Mike Myers ·

FGCU

So horrible government stealing billions from the people to fix horrible government is not going to be a cure for horrible government?

 

Why should we expect any different?

 

They'll just steal more billions to fix the "new" horrible government.

 

When you want to solve a problem, look not at who is harmed. Look at who benefits.

Like · Reply · 1 · Apr 9, 2016 12:26pm

 

Cyndi Lenz ·

Editor at Treasure Coast

we have the money from amendment one which has been diverted

Like · Reply · 2 · Apr 11, 2016 8:28am

 

Frederick Talbott ·

University of South Carolina

Time to bring a federal lawsuit against the Corps of Engineers for their destructive practices--straightening the Kissimmee River, thus flushing countless tons of cattle manure into Lake O--then ram-injecting it to both coasts through the fake 'rivers' they built to appease Big Sugar. Our precedent is BP--they paid billions in damages. Time for the Corps to step up and pay us--and filter the water going into and coming out of Lake O. Unless, of course, you are all a lot of talk but no action...

Like · Reply · Apr 10, 2016 5:36pm

 

Mark Generales ·

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Army Corps doesn't set policy Fred. They just implement.

 

And what you fail to understand is the facts behind the issue.

Like · Reply · Apr 11, 2016 8:56am

 

Steve Prendiville ·

Fort Myers, Florida

Mark Generales, presenting denials without facts of your own is what you have consistently done; consistent with a sugar shill. Corporate welfare in the form of Big Sugar pays for political favors. All of the SFWMD governing board are sugar sympathizers. Typical denial of the problem and obfuscation. An article which raises doubts about a shallow stagnant collection pool is disturbing to you why? Because it is the only solution that Rick Scott and Matt Caldwell are willing to entertain?

Like · Reply · Apr 11, 2016 1:29pm

 

Mark Generales ·

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Wow!!

 

Gillis' hand selected onslaught continues.

 

We get a left wing academic and two enviro "activists".

 

What balance and objectivity!!!

 

The shame is that the Ft Myers arewa public has NEVER gotten a straight article from the News-Press filled with facts without the obligatory bias. They just can't do it....See More

Like · Reply · Apr 11, 2016 8:44am

 

Steve Prendiville ·

Fort Myers, Florida

I am not sure what you are talking about. Left wing academics based on what? What is "left wing" about caring about our water and beaches? I assume the status quo with filthy water on our beaches is then a "right wing" stance. This issue is apolitical and significantly affects the economy of our area. SFWMD has had significant success? Take a look in the river before you put such whoppers into print. This is really the first of Gillis' articles that has been insightful

Like · Reply · 2 · Apr 11, 2016 8:52am

 

Steve Prendiville ·

Fort Myers, Florida

Great article Chad Gillis. It will not be well received by the Big Sugar funded politicians such as Matt Caldwell

Like · Reply · 2 · Apr 10, 2016 5:41pm

 

Cyndi Lenz ·

Editor at Treasure Coast

on my page on the bottom this article is sponsored by big sugar, amazing to me how even reporters are willing to sell their souls.

Like · Reply · 2 · Apr 11, 2016 8:31am

 

Mark Generales ·

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Prendville - your post underscores a naive and damaging misunderstanding of our water situaiton today. You can buy into the "big sugar" villain all you want and in the process - you will delay the real work that needs to be done. You will have caused us to suffer further because your focus is so far off. Sugar is NOT the problem - regardless of ads and articles. The facts do NOT support your opinmion at all - totally wrong.

Like · Reply · Apr 11, 2016 9:03am

 

Steve Prendiville ·

Fort Myers, Florida

Mark Generales naivety is a great explanation for your previous rant. A lack of EAA land is the problem, which is owned heavily by Florida Crytsals and US Sugar. Moving clean water south is the elephant in the rooom. Your ridiculous politicization of this problem is irresponsible and a deliberate tactic taken by those who are desperate to do anything but the right thing

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Paul Reynolds ·

Works at Retired

I'm not important but have been saying this since I attended the introduction for C-43 around 12 years ago. It will not do the hoped job, is crazy expensive, and the unintended consequences could be huge. Storage is no solution, filtration and movement is what the system needs.

Like · Reply · 3 · Apr 9, 2016 2:29pm

 

Cyndi Lenz ·

Editor at Treasure Coast

of course there is filtation thats the whole point. the water goes from the resevoir and then gets cleaned as it goes down. before there was a can to stuart the water went south. Mother nature never intended for the water to destroy out eastuary. this bs has got to stop. how much money does this esteemed scientist get from big sugar and why is his word so much more important than the hundreds of scientists that say this is the right thing to do.

Like · Reply · Apr 11, 2016 8:28am

 

Mark Generales ·

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Cyndi Lenz

Cyndi - i think you had the first part right and lost it in the second.

 

"Big sugar' as you wish to point out is NOT the villain - not even close. You can listen all you want to failed politicians and the Conse4rvancy - but they are not our issue - frankly, never were.

"Big sugar" doesn't produce the nitrogen contaminants that plague our River. Frankly - this year the majoirty of "dirty water" eminated from our own watershed - not fr4om releases. But isn't it amazing - you never read this?

 

And by the way- anyone tell you the details of the incredibly horrid Crist Sugar Deal???

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Like · Reply · Apr 11, 2016 8:52am

 

Bruce Diamond ·

Bard College

open a 1/8 mile section of the dike between Clewiston and South Bay and be done with the problem.

Like · Reply · 2 · Apr 10, 2016 10:17am

 

Mark Generales ·

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Yuip - and break the law dumping millions of untreated water into Everglades national Park laden with more phosphorus than legally allowed nor biologically acceptable to the habitat. A brilliant way to destroy the Park.

 

Genius.

Like · Reply · Apr 11, 2016 9:05am

 

Bruce Diamond ·

Bard College

Mark Generales That water will be naturally filtered on the way south. Of course, a treatment plant might help. You are partially right that the nutrients in the lake do not come form sugar. Then flow from the northern orange groves. But the sugar land below the lake is blocking the natural water flow to the Glades. It is also shame that US Sugar is gouging the state with the cost of the sugar land. The vast majority of American sugar now comes from northern beets, and when trade is restore with Cuba raising cane sugar in central Florida will make no sense at all. Considering the vast subsidies US Sugar received from the taxpayers, and the protection their dam afforded the cane fields, the Fanjuls should be donating that land for the public good! Right?

Like · Reply · 1 · Apr 11, 2016 11:18am

 

Thomas Davis ·

Works at Retired

Bruce Diamond Right..

Like · Reply · 1 · Apr 11, 2016 11:45am

 

Steve Prendiville ·

Fort Myers, Florida

Bruce Diamond Veritas. Saying that Big Sugar is divorced from the water problems in our area is intellectually dishonest. Money can buy you paid hacks but not the truth

Like · Reply · Apr 11, 2016 11:46am

 

Thomas Davis ·

Works at Retired

Mark Generales But it is okay to dump that water to the East and West coasts. You can't clean up the water after it leaves lake O it needs to be done before it reaches the lake. You sound like a shill for big sugar. They are a big part of the problem. Would we have a problem if they were not there?

Like · Reply · 1 · Apr 11, 2016 11:50am

 

Gary Glardon ·

Works at Retired

AND ON AND ON IT GOES. tHIS GUY SAYS THIS WHILE THIS GUY SAYS THAT. SAD

Like · Reply · Apr 9, 2016 12:49pm

 

Cyndi Lenz ·

Editor at Treasure Coast

the page os sponsored by big sugar hysterical

Like · Reply · Apr 11, 2016 8:25am

 

Mark Generales ·

University of Massachusetts Amherst

We have all read your several postings - exactly what is your point Cyndi? So you hate the sugar company? You honestly buy that? You thiknk shutting sugar farming is going to solve the problem? Tell us you are more knowledgable than that - right?

Like · Reply · Apr 11, 2016 9:07am