High algae levels in OR reservoir, lake

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon Public Health has issued health advisories for high levels of blue-green algae in a reservoir south of Estacada and a lake south of Government Camp.

The algae levels are likely to be associated with dangerous toxin concentrations in the water. The health agency says swallowing or inhaling water drops should be avoided, as well as skin contact with water by humans or animals.

Affected are the North Fork Reservoir, seven miles south of Estacada on Oregon Highway 224, and Timothy Lake, 25 miles south of Government Camp.

The warnings were issued Thursday.