Toxic algae in Lake Okeechobee prevents discharges into Atlantic

An algae bloom is seen in the Pahokee Marina on Lake Okeechobee on April 26, 2021. Algae samples taken off the town of Pahokee did not have high levels of the toxin than can cause bad smells and gastrointestinal problems, although there is an area on the east side of the lake that led to scientists stopping discharges toward the Atlantic ocean. (Joe Cavaretta / South Florida Sun Sentinel)