Blue-Green Algae Information (Summer 2023)
Date(s): Aug 10, 2023
The Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland encourages people recreating on the national forest to be aware of potential blue-green algae blooms on lakes and reservoirs as the weather warms. Not all algae in lakes and reservoirs is blue-green algae. Learn to tell the difference here.
Cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, are not algae but a primitive single celled bacterium found naturally in fresh and saltwater. Under certain conditions, they multiply into a large visible mass called a "bloom." These blooms can be associated with toxins and can cause harm to humans and animals.
For more information on blue-green algae please go to the Oregon Health Authority website.
Alerts & Warnings
- Walton Lake Campground closing this weekend
- Portion of FSR 42 Closed for Reconstruction
- Rager Travel Management Area Green Dot Closure
- Blue-Green Algae Information (Summer 2023)
- Water Unavailable at Rager RS
- Fire Restrictions (Public Use Restrictions)
- 14 Day Stay Order