LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Blue-green algae was found at Franklin Locks on the Caloosahatchee River, according to health officials.
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has issued a Health Alert for the harmful blue-green agal toxins detected in the area. A water sample taken on June 1 found the toxins.
Everyone in the area should use caution in and around the Caloosahatchee River near the Franklin Locks, local health officials said. The public should not drink, swim wade, use personal watercraft, water ski, or boat in waters where there is a visible bloom.
People should wash their...