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Lake County Dept. of Health renews Health Alert for Lake Yale

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April 1, 2024

EUSTIS – The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Lake Yale – South of Center. This is in response to a water sample taken on March 27, 2024. The public should exercise caution in and around Lake Yale – South of Center.

Previous notifications follow


March 15, 2024

EUSTIS – The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Lake Yale - Center. This is in response to a water sample taken on March 12, 2024. The public should exercise caution in and around Lake Yale - Center.


Feb. 12, 2024

EUSTIS – The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Lake Yale - Center. This is in response to a water sample taken on February 7, 2024. The public should exercise caution in and around Lake Yale - Center.

(The Department of Health uses a two-tiered notification of Health Cautions and Health Alerts. For blue-green algae, a Health Caution is based on the presence of a bloom, and a Health Alert is issued on the basis of toxin detected.)

Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautions:

  • Do not drink, swim, wade, use personal watercraft, water ski or boat in waters where there is a visible bloom.
  • Wash your skin and clothing with soap and water if you have contact with algae or discolored or smelly water.
  • Keep pets away from the area. Waters where there are algae blooms are not safe for animals. Pets and livestock should have a different source of water when algae blooms are present.
  • Do not cook or clean dishes with water contaminated by algae Boiling t