Tag Archives: Lake Billy Chinook

Lake Billy Chinook health advisory lifted

The Oregon Health Authority lifted the health advisory related to harmful toxins on Lake Billy Chinook on Thursday. Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of cyanotoxins in the Jefferson County lake are below state guidelines, according to a news release from the agency. However, state officials advise visitors to be alert for algae blooms […]
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Lake Billy Chinook health advisory lifted

The Oregon Health Authority lifted the health advisory related to harmful toxins on Lake Billy Chinook on Thursday. Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of cyanotoxins in the Jefferson County lake are below state guidelines, according to a news release from the agency. However, state officials advise visitors to be alert for algae blooms […]
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State lifts Lake Billy Chinook algae health alert 

The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday lifted the recreational use health advisory issued June 22 and expanded on July 11 to all three arms of Lake Billy Chinook, located about 12 miles west of Madras in Jefferson County. Source: State lifts Lake Billy Chinook algae health alert – KTVZ

Businesses Frustrated With Billy Chinook Advisory

Jefferson County businesses dependent on tourism are frustrated with this week’s expansion of a health advisory for Lake Billy Chinook, by the Oregon Health Authority. Jim Cyr, with the Cove Corner Store, says the water appears fine, “Since July second the lake has cleared off and has been crystal clear; it’s as clean as it is […]
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Jeff Co. official: Lake Billy Chinook water safe to recreate

Businesses feeling pinch of state health advisory. A day after the Oregon Health Authority extended a health advisory at Lake Billy Chinook to include the entire lake, some boaters and businesses are disputing the alert, saying the water is clear and safe to recreate in. Source: Jeff Co. official: Lake Billy Chinook water safe to […]
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Billy Chinook Health Advisory Expanded

A health advisory issued for Lake Billy Chinook has expanded. The Oregon Health Authority first issued the warning June 22, after a harmful algae bloom was discovered from the cove at Perry South Campground to the southern tip of Chinook Island. Now, the agency has confirmed the presence of harmful Cyanobacteria in the Metolius, Deschutes […]
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Lake Billy Chinook advisory expanded

A June health advisory regarding harmful bacteria on a portion of Lake Billy Chinook has been expanded to include the entire lake. On Wednesday, the Oregon Healthy Authority updated its June 22 advisory about the presence of cyanobacteria, the organisms that cause blue-green algae clouds in bodies of water. Source: Lake Billy Chinook advisory expanded;

Health advisory issued for Lake Billy Chinook due to toxic algae

A health advisory has been issued for Lake Billy Chinook following the discovery of toxic blue-green algae, the Oregon Health Authority said Friday. Water testing at the Central Oregon reservoir confirmed toxin levels that can be harmful to humans and animals, the agency said. Source: Health advisory issued for Lake Billy Chinook due to toxic algae

Algae health alert issued for part of Lake Billy Chinook – KTVZ

The Oregon Health Authority issued a recreational use health advisory Friday for areas of Lake Billy Chinook due to the presence of a cyanobacteria (harmful algae) bloom. The lake is located about 12 miles west of Madras, in Jefferson County. Source: Algae health alert issued for part of Lake Billy Chinook – KTVZ

Fire Forces Evacuation Of Some Residents In Jefferson County, Oregon 

Authorities in Jefferson County have told residents in the Three Rivers community to leave immediately as winds whipped a fire burning in central Oregon. Source: Fire Forces Evacuation Of Some Residents In Jefferson County, Oregon . News | OPB