The Oregon Health Authority has
lifted a health advisory issued June 3 for Lost
Creek Lake, located 30 miles northeast
of Medford on the Rogue River in Jackson County.
Water monitoring has confirmed reduced levels of
blue-green algae and their toxins. These reduced levels are not likely to be
harmful to humans and animals.
Oregon health officials advise people who use Oregon
waterbodies for recreation to always be alert to signs of algae blooms. People
and their pets should avoid contact if the water is foamy, scummy, thick like
paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red in color, or if a thick mat of
algae is visible in the water.
For local information about water
quality or blue-green algae sampling, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
at 541-878-2255 and the Jackson County Health Department at 541-774-8206. For
drinking water information, contact your local drinking water treatment
For health information, to report
human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or to ask questions about a news release,
contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400. Also contact the Oregon
Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767 or visit www.healthoregon.org/hab
and select “Algae Bloom Advisories,” for information regarding advisories
issued or lifted for the season.