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murky water

We traveled to Pink Shell Resort on Fort Myers Beach in mid August and were very surprised to encounter very murky water. Worse than our mid Atlantic beaches. Someone said it was because of sediment from a near by river. We were expecting crystal clear water. Is this normal for that area?

Otherwise we had a great time.

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1. Re: murky water

yes, some days are clearer than others. Our Island is crescent shape so the water tends to stay murky, just South is clearer.

ps. I have Family in Falls Church :)

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2. Re: murky water

Its fresh water intrusion from the river and Lake O durring and for sometime after the rainy season here that contributes to the water clarity issues in Aug. and Sept.

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Thanks everyone for the information, We really enjoyed our visit to Fort Myers Island and will definitely be returning sometime in the future.

beachbratz- yes we are actually just outside of Falls Church City near the west falls church metro station in FX county. Do all of our shopping etc... in FC City.

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4. Re: murky water

You need to go at drier times of year if you dont want to see this outflow from rivers/Lake O.

If the lake gets too high (with rains from seasonal storms such as Issac) then they have to let some of it flow out to sea and that is the major way it goes so Ft myers (and to a smaller extent Sanibel) can suffer this time of year.

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5. Re: murky water

Thank you

We will keep that in mind when planning the next trip down that way.

Virginia, Minnesota
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Is the water still all murky in FMB? We leave in ten days for a week vaca there, was hoping for some awesome water....JW. It really doesnt matter either way, just want to enjoy the sun and beach. THANKS~!

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7. Re: murky water

We saw visible improvement in the water color over the last few days .,esp to the south towards Lover Key . Enjoy

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Just returned from FMB - water was AWFUL - NOBODY was in the water - kids refused to go in - smelly and brackish black - brown full of what appeared to be kelp pulp or red algae. doesn't clear until the south end at lover's key. Bonita Beach and Barefoot beach were BEAUTIFUL. Stay somewhere down there if you want good water.

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9. Re: murky water

Yuck

Edited: 2:10 pm, October 16, 2012
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10. Re: murky water

I had heard from a friend onGaspirilla Island that there was red tide in area . That might of been what you were witnessing ??

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