Walterville Pond Shows High Algae Levels

WALTERVILLE, Ore. — Oregon Health Authority has issued a warning for anyone planning to take a trip out to Walterville Pond. Health experts say they found high levels of blue-green algae in the lake, and it can produce toxins that are dangerous for people or pets. Officials say you should avoid contact with the water … Continue reading »

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.      

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 »