Florida Department of Health Lifts Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Washington in Melbourne

avoid contact with water if blooms are observed

The Florida Department of Health in Brevard has lifted the health alert issued on January 11, 2022, for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Lake Washington. (CBS image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Health in Brevard has lifted the health alert issued on January 11, 2022, for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Lake Washington.

Follow-up water samples taken by the Department of Environmental Protection did not detect algal toxins, indicating the public may resume water-related activities.

It is important that the public exercise caution and good judgment.

Blue-green algae blooms can move around or subside and then reappear when conditions are favorable again. Residents and visitors are advised to avoid contact with the water if blooms are observed.

Report symptoms from exposure to a harmful algal bloom or any aquatic toxin to the Florida Poison Information Center. Call 1-800-222-1222 to speak to a poison specialist.

The latest sample results can be viewed on ProtectingFloridaTogether.gov.

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