LOCAL 10: Fort Lauderdale investigating algae blooms in city canals

Local 10: Written by Tim Swift. September 2, 2018.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Residents along a canal in Fort Lauderdale have reported seeing bright green algae blooms this weekend, prompting city officials to investigate.

Chaz Adams, a spokesman for the city of Fort Lauderdale, said officials have notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection about the issue.

"They are the experts in this area and will determine if the algal bloom presents a risk to human health," Adams said.

Joe Mazella, who lives in the Las Olas Isles neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, noticed the sludge fouling the water near his house and took photos and videos.

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