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Health advisory issued for Cape Coral canal due to 'algae observations'

Makai Canal Cape Coral
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Posted at 11:59 AM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 12:08:05-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has issues a cautionary health advisory for Boris Canal in Cape Coral due to "algae observations".

According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, an algal bloom has been found in the Makai Canal as well.

Makai Canal Cape Coral
Algae observed in Makai Canal in Cape Coral

DOH-Lee recommends that people avoid contact with the water when algae is present.

Blue-green algae can impact the gastrointestinal system if swallowed.

For the latest developments on algal blooms in Florida, click here.