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Sanibel water quality

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Sanibel water quality

Will be arriving in Saturday, June 9th. Just heard about the Lake O. release. Is the water safe to swim in? I’ve been going Sanibel since I was a child. So sad to hear about this.

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1. Re: Sanibel water quality

Yes the water is very safe for swimming.

During day light hours look at this live Sanibel Beach Camera Link and you'll see for yourself:

https:/…

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3. Re: Sanibel water quality

The link at the bottom is a recent news article about the water releases and their impact on water quality around Sanibel, including drone footage of the brown water. It takes a minute for the news story to load.

Personally, I certainly would not swim in brown water that looks like the Mississippi River even if I was told it is safe. It’s tragic that a State that relies on tourism and beautiful beaches has allowed this to continue for so long. Hopefully we will have a dryer spring that will help mitigate these releases.

nbc-2.com/story/38344712/lake-o-release-rate…

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4. Re: Sanibel water quality

We'll be there the same time, Marisol! I can't get the link from SDT - the other live cam link looks ok??

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Last year we found that the water was worse by the Lighthouse. Bowman’s beach and Captiva were fine. Last year I was taking medications which weakened my immune system so I did not go in the water. They warn people with weak immune systems to avoid the water. It was so brown I wouldn’t have gone in anyway. Hopefully it’s not so bad this year.

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