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Algal Blooms

Blue Green Algae on Lake Munson


The state’s bloom response team encourages residents to report algal blooms so that we can respond quickly and effectively.

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection collects and analyzes algal bloom samples.
  • Florida Department of Health issues health advisories when toxin levels present a risk to human health.
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) responds to reported fish kills and collects algae samples at nearshore sites.
    • To report a fish kill, contact the Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511.
    • To report any other wildlife injuries, call FWC’s Wildlife Alert at 1-888-404-3922.

For updates on the state's actions against algal booms as well as the most recent sampling results, visit DEP's Newsroom

To sign up for "In Focus," Algal Bloom Monitoring Updates and other DEP publications, visit our subscription page.


Aquatic Plants

Water Hyacinth on Lake Okeechobee


To report an aquatic plant problem contact your regional Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist:

FWC Eustis Office
601 W. Woodard Ave.
Eustis, FL 32726
Counties: Lake

St. John's River Office
5882 South Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32822 407-275-4004
Counties: Brevard, Flagler, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, St. Johns, and Volusia.

South Central Florida Office
2001 Homeland-Garfield Road
Bartow, FL 33830
Counties: Highlands and Polk


Fish Kills

fish kill

Dead fish in a water body are most commonly attributed to depleted oxygen levels linked to high nutrient concentrations and algal blooms. Many other conditions can also result in fish kills. 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission fish kill hotline: 1-800-636-0511

Fish Kills Information- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission



Non- native and Invasive Species

Invasive Island Apple Snail (Pomacea canaliculata)

Florida is host to many non-native species, many of which threaten its ecological health.

Report non-native and invasive species to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

More information on non-native and invasive species







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Contact List- Watershed Management and Monitoring


Central District Office

Watershed Management and Monitoring Section

3319 Maguire Blvd, Suite 232

Orlando, Florida 32803-3767

phone: 407-897-4100

fax: 850 412-0472


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Central District Watershed Management & Monitoring Site Map

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Watershed Management Monitoring information from the Division of Water



Last updated: July 22, 2016

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