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Herbicides contribute to poor water quality
February 7, 2019

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To the editor:

I read your article on water quality in your Jan. 24 edition. An article in the Lake Okeechobee Newspaper entitled "FWC asked to stop chemical spraying of aquatic plants" provides information vital to understanding why we have red tides and algae blooms.

The indiscriminate spraying of herbicides by the FWC in all the lakes in Florida, including Lake Okeechobee, is a large contributing factor to our red tides and our water quality in general.

Margriet Linthout

Cape Coral

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