CULVER, OR -- The health advisory issued for the Metolius arm of Lake Billy Chinook has been extended to include the Crooked River arm. The Deschutes arm is not affected.
Oregon Public Health officials say impacted areas have toxin concentrations that can be harmful to humans and animals. Swallowing water while swimming, or inhaling water droplets while water skiing or boating, should be avoided. Drinking water directly from these river arms is especially dangerous.