ODF Slammed with Tracking Storms

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An unusually hot and dry summer is putting the heat on fire crews. The Oregon Department of Forestry is working around the clock to monitor fires ignited by lightning. They say they’ve even called in help from other districts to aid in tracking efforts. A Red Flag Warning was issued through Tuesday … 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 »

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 »

Scum Spotted on Dexter Reservoir

DEXTER, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Public Health says there are dangers lurking in the Dexter Reservoir. Health workers were already concerned, after finding blue green algae a few weeks ago. Now a visible scum showed up on the surface. The health department is urging people to stay out of the reservoir and not … Continue reading »