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Recreational Advisories

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) works to protect people where we live, work and play.

Cyanobacteria Blooms

OHA collects and reviews available data on cyanobacteria blooms, and informs the public by issuing and lifting recreational use health advisories. Most Oregon waterbodies are not monitored due to limited resources, so remember: when in doubt, stay out.

Visit the Cyanobacteria blooms website to learn more.

Any current cyanobacteria advisories will be listed below.

Permanent Advisory - South Umpqua River: Avoid pools of water in bedrock

Beach Water Quality

Beach water is sampled from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year at designated locations. Water is tested for high levels of fecal bacteria. Elevated levels are reported to the public and signs are posted to let visitors know when there is a health advisory issued.

Visit the Beach water quality website to learn more.

Any current beach advisories will be listed below.

Fish and Shellfish

Advisories and consumption guidelines help you get the health benefits of eating fish and shellfish while protecting you and your family from contaminants that are sometimes found in seafood.

  • Shellfish Safety Hotline: 1-800-448-2474