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Flooding in Lake Okeechobee

One of the shallowest lakes in Florida, and one of the largest lakes in the US, Lake Okeechobee is also one of the most polluted. Runoff from nearby farmland, golf courses, septic systems and continuing problems with the unkempt dam … Continue reading

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Aeration Systems

Lakes or ponds with four feet of water or more can benefit immensely from aeration systems. Aeration systems regulate the levels of dissolved oxygen which is the single most important indicator for the health and water quality of your lake. … Continue reading

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Hydrologic Cycle

Evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration and percolation – repeat. This is called the hydrologic cycle and it is responsible for all our drinking water. Pond water is known in a general sense as fresh water and is a necessary resource for … Continue reading

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Toxic Algae

Toxic algae are a major concern in Florida, which poisons our water during rainfall. Some of the poisons include phosphorus, a nonmetallic chemical, and nitrogen, a chemical gas. When phosphates are introduced into water systems, higher concentrations cause increased growth … Continue reading

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