Health officials issue blue-green algae bloom caution for Lake Sue

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is notifying residents near Lake Sue of a blue-green algae bloom.

Officials learned of the bloom after water samples showed evidence of the possible contamination March 21.

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Because blooms have the potential to produce toxins, health officials advise people to take the following precautions:

- Do not drink, swim, wade, or boat in waters where there is a visible bloom.

- Avoid getting water in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

- Keep pets and livestock away from waters where there is a bloom.

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Blue-green algae is a common occurrence in freshwater environments throughout Florida and can appear year-round.

More information about Florida’s water quality status and public health notifications can be found here.

To report an algae bloom, contact FDEP at 855-305-3903 or online.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser,

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.