The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has discovered an unsafe concentration of toxins in Lake Copeland, and is advising residents to refrain from swimming, recreating in, and irrigating from the lake until further notice.

The toxins are created by naturally occurring cyanobacteria/blue-green algae, that are often exacerbated by nutrient run-off and pollution.

The City of Orlando will be working with the FDEP for the next few weeks to continue to monitor the levels of toxins in the lake.

Brendan O'Connor

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