Health and Wellness

Recreational health advisory issued for Dorena Reservoir

The Oregon Health Authority has issued a recreational health advisory for Dorena Reservoir, located six miles east of Cottage Grove in Lane County.
Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of harmful algae above Oregon Health Authority recreational guideline values for cell counts. Harmful algae at this level are likely to be associated with cyanotoxin concentrations that can be harmful to humans and animals.
Oregon health officials advise recreational visitors to always be alert to signs of harmful algae and avoid areas with visible scum that looks foamy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish-red, or where small . . .