Detroit Lake

Detroit Lake

Statesman Journal

A health advisory has been issued for Detroit Lake following the discovery of toxic blue-green algae, the Oregon Health Authority said on Wednesday.

Water testing at the reservoir east of Salem confirmed toxin levels that can be harmful to humans and animals, the agency said.

Visitors should avoid swallowing water while swimming, water skiing or power boating in areas where blooms are identified, OHA said.

Exposure to the toxic algae can produce symptoms that range from dizziness and nausea to difficulty breathing. 

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