MEDFORD — Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday, the state Department of Human Services has lifted a health advisory for Lost Creek Lake.

The agency issued the advisory earlier this month because of high algae levels in the popular lake northeast of Medford.

It is the fourth consecutive year an algae bloom has hit Lost Creek Lake, which is owned and managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The lifting of the advisory is good news for businesses that make their money from the swimmers, water-skiers and anglers who use the lake that consistently ranks among the state's busiest.

— The Associated Press