Health officials issue blue-green algae alert for Bull Creek north of fish camp

Visitors should use caution in and around Bull Creek.

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  • | 4:50 p.m. June 5, 2023
Bald cypress near the Bull Creek Fish Camp. File photo by Jonathan Simmons
Bald cypress near the Bull Creek Fish Camp. File photo by Jonathan Simmons
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The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County has issued an alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Bull Creek north of the Bull Creek Fish Camp. 

This alert is in response to a water sample taken on May 30, according to a news release from the Department of Health. 

The Health Department has advised residents and visitors to take the following precautions in and around Bull Creek:

  • Do not drink, swim, wade, use personal watercraft, water ski or boat in waters where there is a visible bloom. 
  • Wash your skin and clothing with soap and water if you have contact with algae or discolored or smelly water. 
  • Keep pets away from the area. Waters where there are algae blooms are not safe for animals. Pets and livestock should have a different source of water when algae blooms are present. 
  • Do not cook or clean dishes with water contaminated by algae blooms. Boiling the water will not eliminate the toxins. 
  • Eating fillets from healthy fish caught in freshwater lakes experiencing blooms is safe. Rinse fish fillets with tap or bottled water, throw out the guts and cook fish well. 
  • Do not eat shellfish in waters with algae blooms.



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