Lake alert issued for Lake Eola after elevated levels of bacteria found

ORLANDO, Fla. — A lake alert was issued Monday afternoon for Lake Eola due to elevated levels of bacteria in the lake, the city announced.

As a precaution, the city said swan boats are not available for rent at this time.

The public will be notified through the city’s Lake Alert system, and signage is being placed around Lake Eola to make park visitors aware, the city said.

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The Lake Eola swan veterinarian has also been notified and is working with City of Orlando Parks staff to oversee the swans and ensure they remain in good health.

Stormwater crews are actively looking into how the increased bacteria levels occurred, and are working to identify what may have caused it. Personnel will continue taking samples within the lake to monitor the bacteria levels in the coming days, the city said.

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