Blue-green algae detected at two boat ramps on the Caloosahatchee
LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Blue-green algae toxins have been detected at the Alva and Davis Boat Ramp’s on the Caloosahatchee River.
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has issued a health alert for those areas based on reports of algae toxins found by the boat ramps. The department is recommending people avoid contact with the water.
Blue-green algae can cause gastrointestinal effects if swallowed, according to local health officials. Children and pets are especially vulnerable, so everyone should keep them away from the water during a bloom.
Stay up-to-date on alerts for the Caloosahatchee’s Alva and Davis Boat Ramp’s on the Florida DEP website. Anyone wanting to report. new algae bloom can visit DEP’s Algal Bloom Monitoring & Response webpage.
The post Blue-green algae detected at two boat ramps on the Caloosahatchee appeared first on NBC2 News.NBC2 (WBBH-TV)