Toxic Lake : The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee

An investigation by The Weather Channel featuring Kait Parker, 2016

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“Toxic Lake” is the latest endeavor by The Weather Channel to explore the intersection of weather, the environment and social justice.

The Weather Channel’s digital team, led by correspondent Kait Parker, takes a closer look at the history of Lake Okeechobee and the future implications of this toxic algae pollution.

Over the last two decades, the environmental crisis of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee has continued to worsen and dominate local headlines. The lake is the nation’s second largest freshwater lake, but due to years of missteps, it’s been producing massive amounts of toxic algae that have closed beaches, destroyed businesses and poisoned swimmers.

  • Toxic Lake” is hosted by Weather Channel meteorologist Kait Parker. The article, was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Marcus Stern.
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