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Toxic algae advisory lifted for Lake Minterwood

On Sept. 5, we lifted the toxic algae caution advisory for Lake Minterwood on the Key Peninsula. The water is no longer a public health concern for people and pets.

The warm weather months are peak season for toxic algae. When you see algae, don’t swim, wade, waterski, or fish. Keep in mind as wind direction changes, the algae could move elsewhere in the lake. When in doubt, stay out!

Find our list of current surface water advisories at www.tpchd.org/advisories.

What are toxic algae?

Toxic algae, also known as cyanobacteria, occur naturally in lakes. They can produce toxins that make people, pets, and animals sick. Read our brochure to learn more about toxic algae.