Harmful algae prompts health warnings at multiple Portland-area lakes

Lacamas Lake and Round Lake are both under health warnings due to the presence of cyanotoxins, which can be harmful to people, especially children, and pets.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark County Public Health issued a warning Thursday for high levels of cyanotoxins and cyanobacteria at Round Lake near Camas, after issuing a similar warning last week for the nearby Lacamas Lake.

The Oregon Health Authority has issued similar warnings for cyanobacteria or another toxin called microcystin at multiple swimming sites around the state, including the Willamette River at Cathedral Park in Portland as of Wednesday.

Water samples taken Monday at Round Lake showed cyanotoxins

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