Pahokee Marina Harmful Algae Bloom Clean-up
On April 28,2021 Gator Dredging mobilized for Harmful Algae Bloom Management Services project located at Pahokee Marinain Pahokee,Fl. This project was performed for the South Florida Water Management Districtand completed on May5, 2021.
The $149,997 project consisted of the remediation services of blue-green algae. The surface water ran through a chemical process to remove the algae from the water,and the nozone was used to kill any microcystintoxins. The cleaned water then returned to the lake, and the algae waste was hauled to a disposal site.
The sampling of the algae bloom from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on April 26,2021, tested positive for Microcystis aeruginosa, with a toxicity level of 860 parts per billion. The World Health Organization considers levels over 8 parts per billion to be the unsafe for human recreational exposure to the microcystintoxin.
Owner: Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)
Location: Pahokee, Florida