LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health has lifted its health alert at Orange River in Manatee Park.
A health alert was previously issued after water samples detected harmful blue-green algal toxins.
FDOH says the latest water samples found no presence of microcystin toxins, lifted the health alert for Orange River.
As a reminder, FDOH says to avoid contact with the water and keep pets away too. Contact with blue-green algae can cause gastrointestinal effects if swallowed.
For more information on blue-green algae and the health concerns associated with it, click here.
To report a new algal bloom, click here.