Algae Watch at Fern Ridge

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — If swimmers head out to Fern Ridge Reservoir, they might notice some caution signs for toxic algae — but the county says it is still safe to swim. Lane County Parks say the signs are just warnings and that there is no health advisory. The county says it is perfectly safe … Continue reading »

High Levels of Blue-Green Algae

WALTERVILLE, Ore. — Public health officials are warning of high blue-green algae levels found at Waterville Pond in Lane County. The blue-green algae can produce toxins and be harmful to humans and animals. Swallowing, inhaling and skin contact with the water should be avoided. Drinking the water is especially dangerous. Health officials say the toxins … Continue reading »

Algae Alert Affects Businesses

EUGENE, Ore. — The blue-green algae advisory signs are still hanging around Dexter Lake, and a local business owner says the algae is affecting his business. He says his shop has been struggling because people don’t come to town to enjoy the lake. Ralph Perkins, a fisher and boater, says the algae is a problem … Continue reading »

Algae Found in Dorena Reservoir

Near COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A health advisory has been issued for Dorena Reservoir due to high levels of blue-green algae. Health officials say the water can be harmful to humans and animals, so all contact with the water should be avoided. Campers and visitors are being warned that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, … Continue reading »