The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a new interactive algal bloom dashboard to help make water quality information more readily available and understandable to the public.
The dashboard features real-time updates of sample locations for up to 90 days and all available details related to those samples, such as photos and toxin information. The tool also includes quick links to other resources such as public health information.
DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein said, “We’re excited to share this new tool with residents and visitors so that we can all better understand the state of algal blooms and plan our recreational activities accordingly. The department is committed to increased transparency and this is an important first step.”