Southern Ore. toxic algae warnings lifted

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Two toxic algae warnings imposed during the heat of last summer in Southern Oregon have finally been lifted, but some others remain.

The Mail Tribune newspaper (http://bit.ly/zT0rSy ) reported Wednesday that recent tests found no more toxins associated with blue-green algae blooms at Lost Creek Lake and the South Umpqua River near Myrtle Creek.

Warnings for people and pets to stay out of the water remain for Sru Lake in Coos County and Gerber Reservoir in Klamath County.

Drinking toxin-tainted water can cause vomiting, diarrhea, respiratory failure and, rarely, death.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/