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Lake Advisory issued for Lake Burkett

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Recent lab results from a sample collected on Lake Burkett indicate the presence of trace amounts of algae toxins in the water column. As a result, Lake Burkett will be closely monitored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) staff.

The FDEP will collect follow-up samples for analysis at a future date (possibly 1-3 weeks) determined by the FDEP for Lake Burkett and will provide updates on any possible detection of algae toxins as reported on the FDEP Algal Bloom Reporting dashboard (

Please refrain from irrigating or recreating on the lake, including swimming, fishing, and boating until further notice.