Moore Haven Water Control Structure 77 releases water from Lake Okeechobee and other nearby tributaries such as Fish Eating Creek in June 2005. The water on the left is from Lake Okeechobee. Turned up by several hurricanes and containing pollutants from the Kissimmee River basin and agricultural runoff with suspended muck particles, the water actually appears lighter. The darker water on the right is clear, containing fewer suspended particles. After several large water releases like this one in preparation for hurricane season, several local communities saw large algae blooms, choking off canals in areas such as Cape Coral. That sparked public outcry for a solution to Lake Okeechobee’s problems and caused communities to consider lawsuits.