Lost Creek Lake advisory over blue-green algae lifted

A health advisory for Lost Creek Lake was lifted Friday by the Oregon Health Authority. The advisory was issued June 20, because of high levels of blue-green algae in the lake.

Water monitoring confirmed the blue-green algae cells present in the lake are below health advisory guidelines, the agency said in a news release.

Oregon health officials advise people who recreate in Oregon water bodies to be alert to signs of algae blooms. People and pets should avoid water contact if the water is foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red in color, or if a mat of algae is visible in the water.

For more information, call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 541-878-2255.

For health information, call the Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance (HABS) program at 971-673-0400.

The Oregon Public Health Division has a toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767, and the Jackson County Health Department can be reached at 541-774-8206.


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