Boats docked at Central Marine in Stuart, Fla., are surrounded by blue green algae on June 29. Officials want federal action along the stretch of Florida's Atlantic coast where the governor has declared a state of emergency over algae blooms. The Martin County Commission is inviting the president to view deteriorating water conditions that local officials blame on freshwater being released from the lake, according to a statement.
Boats docked at Central Marine in Stuart, Fla., are surrounded by blue green algae on June 29. Officials want federal action along the stretch of Florida's Atlantic coast where the governor has declared a state of emergency over algae blooms. The Martin County Commission is inviting the president to view deteriorating water conditions that local officials blame on freshwater being released from the lake, according to a statement. Greg Lovett AP
Boats docked at Central Marine in Stuart, Fla., are surrounded by blue green algae on June 29. Officials want federal action along the stretch of Florida's Atlantic coast where the governor has declared a state of emergency over algae blooms. The Martin County Commission is inviting the president to view deteriorating water conditions that local officials blame on freshwater being released from the lake, according to a statement. Greg Lovett AP

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