Walterville Pond Health Advisory Lifted

WALTERVILLE, Ore. — Oregon health officials have lifted the health advisory for Walterville Pond, five miles east of Springfield. They issued the advisory on Sept. 13 after high levels of blue-green algae were found in the pond, which can be unsafe for people and pets. The water has now been deemed safe.      

Advisory Lifted for Dorena Reservoir

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Oregon health officials have lifted the health advisory for Dorena Reservoir, six miles east of Cottage Grove. They issued the advisory back in July after high levels of blue-green algae were found at the reservoir’s shoreline, which can be unsafe for people and pets. The water has now been deemed safe. … Continue reading »

Dexter Reservoir Health Advisory Lifted

DEXTER, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the health advisory for the Dexter Reservoir. A recent test confirmed reduced levels of blue-green algae and their toxins. They’re low enough that health experts say they’re no longer harmful to humans and animals. However, if you’re at area lakes, you’re still urged to watch out … 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 »

Blue-Green Algae Impacts Firework Show

DEXTER, Ore. — Every year blue-green algae is a problem at Dexter Lake. This year it posed problems for the fireworks show. The show coordinator says there was a low turnout and he thinks the blue-green algae could be to blame. But not all residents are afraid of swimming in the water. “We did a little … Continue reading »

Dexter Reservoir Algae Advisory Lifted

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A blue-green algae advisory has been lifted for Dexter Reservoir, 20 miles southeast of Eugene on Highway 58. Oregon Health Authority issued the advisory in August after high levels of blue-green algae were detected in the lake. Tests confirmed that the algae cells in the lake are now at a safe … Continue reading »

Algae Advisory Lifted at Fern Ridge

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A blue-green algae advisory has been lifted for Fern Ridge Reservoir, 12 miles west of Eugene. Oregon Health Authority issued the advisory in late September after high levels of blue-green algae were detected in the lake. Tests confirmed that the algae cells in the lake are now at a safe level.

Blue-green Algae in Fern Ridge Reservoir

FERN RIDGE, Ore. — Local health officials are urging people to avoid the water in Fern Ridge Reservoir. The reservoir has high levels of blue-green algae, which can make people and pets sick, Oregon Public Health officials said in a health advisory issued Friday. They say you should not drink or swallow the water, and … Continue reading »

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