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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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Most Poisonous Lake World Record - Since 2008, Anderson Lake has been plagued with soaring levels of anatoxin-a, a potent nerve toxin produced by blue-green algae. The safety threshold for the toxin, which can kill in four minutes after ingestion, is one microgram per liter; Anderson Lake readings were at 172,640 micrograms per liter.


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