UPDATE: The Lake Alert issued for Lake Emerald was lifted on Wednesday, September 15.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has determined that Lake Emerald in South Orlando [GMap] has potentially unsafe levels of microsystins in the water and has advised the City of Orlando to issue a Lake Alert.

As a result, members of the public are advised to refrain from swimming, recreating, and irrigating from/in Lake Emerald until further notice.

The FDEP will continue to monitor the water quality in Lake Emerald until further notice.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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