Green Goo filling Cape Coral canals
Photo: Video by fox4now.com
CREATED Aug. 22, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Linda Meyers lives at the corner of a canal in Cape Coral, and says for the past two weeks, green muck has been moving in.
"That doesn't make me happy with this Cape Coral property, and I did like it here until all this has come about"
But she says its not just the sea of green that she's worried about.
"Dead fish, theres trash cans... all kinds of stuff. Who's responsible for this? Its what I'd really like to know"
I reached out to the Lee county Hyacinth Control Department, which monitors nuisance aquatic vegation, to ask about the green gunk.
reporter: "I sent you those pictures, what do they look like? Yeah that floating green plant is duck weed"
John Cassina sees the plant come and go every year, but he says its not normal to see this much, this late.
"The water is generally too salty, but the fresh water releases have shifted that to fresh water conditions. So they're down pretty good right now."
But luckily for Linda, it is treatable.
"Its not hard to treat at all under normal circumstances. But you know the releases, the excess pollution, and the low oxygen that it causes is just inhibiting our treatment in some areas right now."
Linda says if the green goo isn't gone soon, it could be her instead.
"I'm about ready to sell this house and move somewhere else! reporter: is it that bad? yeah its bad!"