- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will no longer send out warnings about potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms in the Oregon lakes it manages.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1cXhV4W ) that corps officials say they will post permanent metal signs that explain how to spot an algae bloom and its potential toxicity at the most-used beaches and boat ramps instead of the now-standard practice of testing individual blooms, posting specific warning signs and triggering the public alert system that generates news stories statewide.

Testing and advisories will continue on lakes and reservoirs managed by the U.S. Forest Service, various state and county park agencies, and water districts.

Blue-green algae blooms can generate harmful toxins, but some blooms do not.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com


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