Indian River Lagoon Health Update
Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director of the Marine Resources Council, presented the 2017 lagoon score card at the Sustainability Workshop Series on March 10th. Souto elaborated on 20+ years of monitoring data from multiple locations within the Indian River Lagoon. The lagoon is scored based on concentrations of total nitrogen, total phosphorous, algae, turbidity and sea grass cover. Here in the Banana River, water quality is scored as very poor and sea grass cover has depleted drastically according to the 2017 data. Souto noted that we still have a long way to go in restoring the lagoon and that 2018 and 2019 data, expected to be released this year, will give us more clues as to how the lagoon is doing.
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