The Alachua County Health Department is asking the public to be aware that an algal bloom has been identified in the Santa Fe River near High Springs between the Highway 27th bridge and upstream of Poe Springs in Alachua County.
On May 21, 2012, the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department collected water samples which contained the algae Anabaena circinalis. In Florida, this algae has not been confirmed to produce toxins and health effects have not been documented in the past. The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department, Florida Department of Health and Florida Department of Environmental Protection will continue to coordinate monitoring activities for this algal bloom.
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