Medford, Ore. -- A health advisory is now in effect for Lost Creek Lake due to high levels of blue-green algae.
Authorities say humans and animals should avoid drinking or ingesting the water, as well as all skin contact.
Campers and visitors are advised to boil, filter, and/or treat the water before use.
Homeowners who pump the water need to use alternate sources. Fish caught in the lake should have all skin and fat removed and freshwater clams should be avoided.
Photo courtesy of: Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives
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