DEP reviews citizen reports of algal blooms received via the online reporting form or hotline and coordinates with other agencies who are also sampling – SFWMD, SWFWMD, FWC and Lee County – to determine the sampling team to respond based on the location of the bloom relative to the sampling schedule for that day. Additional entities have reached out to offer sampling support and are added to the schedule as needed. The department, water management districts and FWC routinely survey and sample locations in South Florida, and are prepared to collect samples if algae is present.
The map below contains samples collected beginning on January 1, 2018. A dot on the map indicates a site visit. Clicking on a dot will display all information available for that site. Analytical results for samples collected will be entered when available. You can also click on the table icon to view a table of site information along with the map, or on the filter icon to select a subset of results. For example, you can filter by county or enter a date range to view only the most recent results.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.