“Emergency Lake pumping started Wednesday, polluted water coming to Fort Myers”

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“In the lake we already have (excess nutrients) for phosphorus, and as far as I know they’ve never gotten down to where the phosphorus loading was down to (meet federal requirements),” said Rick Bartleson, a former district water quality scientist who now works at the [SCCF]. “The only time they can say they did (meet the federal standards) was a hurricane year when it blew away their sensor.”

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