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Advisory Lifted at Lost Creek Lake
Dangerous toxin levels from blue-green algae have never been found at Lost Creek Lake or any other Oregon lake or reservoir, however public health officials report the presence of toxins and issue advisories as a precaution based on guidelines crafted by the World Health Organization (WHO).

For the third straight year Lost Creek has experienced algae bloom in June leading to the Oregon Department of Human Services to issue advisories. The toxins are harmful to humans and animals; there has never been a confirmed human illness in Oregon caused by the algae, though two dogs have died each of the past two years from algae-related toxins consumed from a large stagnant puddle.

 
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Algae Blooms Return to Lake Champlain - As steamy weather descended on Vermont, Lake Champlain users and scientists awaited test results to learn whether last week’s blue-green algae blooms have persisted in spots along Burlington, Missisquoi, and St. Albans bays. Although the blooms, which can product potentially dangerous toxins, test samples were well below levels of concern, the Health Department warned lake users, especially children and pets, because they are more likely to swallow water when swimming, to avoid areas with dense amounts of algae.


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