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Department of Health continues to issue health alerts as algae conditions worsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Toxic algae is still spreading throughout Southwest Florida waterways and it could put a damper on your health. The Department of Health has issued a health alert that includes the Davis Boat Ramp. Although the water is mostly clear, people still need to be wary of potential health risks. A recent water sampling showed high levels of algae toxins in the water near the boat ramp. The levels were so high that health officials are recommending that people stay out of the water. Those who plan on boating or using a jet ski on Memorial Day weekend should keep in mind the...

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Health alerts issued as blue-green algae continues to spread

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Green gunk has been gathering in canals around Southwest Florida recently, and it’s starting to become a health issue. So far, blue-green algae blooms have been spotted in Labelle, Alva and Fort Myers. Conditions at the Davis Boat Ramp are not getting better. The water is smelly, green and is littered with a thick layer of algae. The US Army Corps of Engineers have a meeting to discuss Lake Okeechobee water releases today. The water releases contribute to the algae blooms we’re seeing in SWFL waterways. New information form the Calusa Waterkeeper...

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