Florida Department of Health Officials in Orange County have issued blue-green algae alerts for Park Lake and Caywood Pond.
Water samples taken on Monday, May 15 and Thursday, May 18, showed the presence of harmful, blue-green algal toxic blooms in both lakes.
The public should exercise caution in and around Caywood Pond and Park Lake, according to health officials.
Visitors to the lakes are advised to not drink, swim, wade, use personal watercraft, water ski or boat in waters where there is a visible bloom. Officials also caution pet and livestock owners to keep their animals away from waters.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) collects algae samples from reported bloom locations for toxin analysis. Once completed, the results are posted on the DEP Algal Bloom Dashboard.
To report a bloom to FDEP, call the toll-free hotline at 855-305-3903 or report it online.