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Lake Alert extended for Lake Sue 

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January 31, 2023

Recent lab results from a sample collected on Lake Sue indicate the presence of trace amounts of algae toxins in the water column.

As a result, Lake Sue 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 Sue 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.

January 20, 2023

Orange County and City of Winter Park staff inspected Lake Sue and observed a visible algae bloom in the northern part of the lake. Lake Sue is comprised of homeowners within Orange County, City of Winter Park, and City of Orlando jurisdictional boundaries. In this effort, all entities are advising citizens to refrain from swimming, recreating and irrigating in/ from Lake Sue until further notice. The bloom has been reported to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to schedule sample collection.

When additional information is received on the status of the lake from FDEP’s Algal Bloom Dashboard (, all alerts will be updated. Please encourage your neighbors to register for the City of Orlando Lake Alert at, City of Winter Park alerts at and Orange County alerts at so they, too, will obtain important information about Lake Sue directly. For additional information:

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