LARGO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County issued a health alert on Thursday after a harmful algal bloom was detected at Eagle Lake Park.
Health leaders say water samples that were taken on Monday showed the presence of blue-green algae in the park's waters.
Warning signs have been posted around the park to alert people.
Visitors are asked not to drink, swim or use a personal watercraft in the water if a bloom is visible. Health officials also ask people to wash their skin or clothes if they come in contact with algae.