Orange County lake continues to test positive for blue-green algae, health officials say

Lake Rowena, Formosa Canal has tested positive last 2 months

Blue-green algae blooms popping up across Central Florida
Blue-green algae blooms popping up across Central Florida

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orange County lake and canal continues to test positive for blue-green algae two months after the bloom was first detected, according to health officials.

A health caution was issued for Lake Rowena and the Formosa Canal after a sample taken Wednesday showed the presence of the algae.

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Officials with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said people should not drink, swim, wade and boat in water where there is a visible bloom.

The department said many types of blue-green algae can produce toxins.

Anyone who sees a blue-green algae bloom is asked to call 855-305-3903 or to report it online, click here.