Tag Archives: Cyanotoxins

Salem gets money from Legislature for increased water capacity

The project at Woodmansee Park will add additional pumps to increase the amount of water the city is able to provide in lean summer months and will treat the water to lower its acidity for old pipes. Salem is getting $20 million in fresh state money to help the city avoid another water crisis like […]
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Salem moves forward with protecting city’s water despite $20 million funding setback

Despite losing $20 million state funding due to the COVID-19 crisis, Salem officials are moving forward with several key projects aimed at protecting the city’s water. Source: Salem moves forward with protecting city’s water despite $20 million funding setback

Social Distancing Protocols Could Mean Less Monitoring For Algae Blooms

The Oregon Health Authority says the need for social distancing in the workplace will mean less monitoring this summer for harmful algae blooms. Cyanotoxins can cause serious illness for people or animals that ingest them. The algae blooms that support their growth love warmer water, so it’s more of a concern during the summer, especially […]
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Tenmile Lake health advisory lifted

The Oregon Health Authority lifted the recreational use health advisory on Tenmile Lakes, Friday afternoon. According to a press release from OHA, water monitoring confirmed that the levels of cyanotoxins are below safety guidelines for human exposure. The advisory was in place for several months while algae blooms were still clearly visible in the water. […]
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Health advisory continues for Tenmile Lakes

As of Monday, Oct. 14, South Tenmile Lake was still under a recreational use health advisory, due to blue green algae blooms leaving harmful toxins in the water. In samples taken Oct. 7, the Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership found the levels of cyanotoxins were still above the Oregon Health Authority’s algae toxin guidelines for human […]
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Algae toxins identified in the Willow Creek Reservoir

Harmful algae blooms and toxins have been found in the Willow Creek Reservoir, according to a recreational advisory issued Friday by the Oregon Health Authority. The health authority said that cyanobacteria blooms and cyanotoxins were found to be present in the reservoir in an amount that is above guideline values for human exposure. Source: Algae […]
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Health advisory issued for Lake Selmac

Officials issued a health advisory for Lake Selmac due to the presence of harmful algae blooms and toxins. The Oregon Health Authority said they’ve detected the presence of cyanobacteria and the toxins they produce in the lake. Source: Health advisory issued for Lake Selmac – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

State issues advisory for Lake Selmac after finding harmful algae blooms

The Oregon Health Authority issued a recreational use health advisory on Wednesday for Lake Selmac after finding harmful cyanobacterial and cyanotoxins. Source: State issues advisory for Lake Selmac after finding harmful algae blooms

Cullaby Lake recreational use health advisory lifted

The recreational use health advisory issued for Cullaby Lake in Clatsop County has been lifted, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday. Source: Cullaby Lake recreational use health advisory lifted

Upper Klamath Lake recreational use health advisory lifted

The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the recreational use health advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake in Klamath County. Source: Upper Klamath Lake recreational use health advisory lifted