CULVER, OR -- The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has updated the health advisory for Lake Billy Chinook, in Jefferson County. Blue-Green algae and high toxin levels prompted warnings on June 30. The OHA has lifted the advisory for the Deschutes and Crooked River arms of the lake. However, the advisory remains on the Metolius arm to Perry South Cove.
Authorities recommend people remain cautious when using the lake, particularly with pets. People and animals should avoid waterways that are foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red, or if a thick mat of blue-green algae is visible on the water. Click HERE
to access the latest statewide algae bloom advisories.