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Lakes Maitland, Osceola, and Virginia still suffering from blue-green algae

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March 10, 2023

Recent lab results from follow-up samples collected on Lakes Maitland, Osceola & Virginia in the Winter Park Chain of Lakes indicate the continued presence of algae toxins in the water column.

As a result, Lakes Maitland, Osceola and Virginia will continue to 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 Maitland, Osceola and Virginia and will provide updates on any possible detection of algae toxins as reported on the FDEP Algal Bloom Reporting dashboard (

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