WARRENTON — A health advisory prompted by high algae levels found in Cullaby Lake, located off U.S. Highway 101, was lifted Thursday by Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division and Clatsop County Health Department officials.

The advisory went into effect July 1.

Water monitoring has confirmed reduced levels of blue-green algae that can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals.

These reduced levels are not likely to be associated with dangerous toxin concentrations in the water, according to World Health Organization guidelines.

Oregon health officials advise people who recreate in Oregon water bodies to always be alert to signs of algae blooms. People and their pets should avoid water contact if there are visible clumps of algae in the water.

For health information, contact the Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance program at (971)?673-0400 or www.healthoregon.org/hab; also contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at (877)?290-6767 or Clatsop County Health Department at (503)?325-8500.

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