Starke Lake blue-green algae alert lifted

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has lifted a blue-green algae alert that it issued recently for Starke Lake in Ocoee.

The lift comes in response to a site visit and water sample taken by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Residents and visitors may resume normal activities in and around Starke Lake.

Because of the fluid and organic nature of algal blooms, it is possible that bloom conditions could return. The public is advised to watch for the possible redevelopment of future algae blooms at Starke Lake until otherwise notified.

For additional information on potential health effects of algal blooms, visit the Florida Department of Health Aquatic Toxins webpage.

To report a bloom to the FDEP, call 855-305-3903.

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