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Willamette Valley Blue Algae

Postby Timster Union » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:55 pm

Does anyone have info on the Blue Algea that has killed some dogs this summer? Especially at Fern Ridge Res? I have a new lab pup and my vet says not to take her duck hunting in the Fern Ridge wma.
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Re: Willamette Valley Blue Algae

Postby AnonymousDuck » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:56 pm

My wife is a Horticulturist (BS Degree), she says keep dogs away from it, death sentence.
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Re: Willamette Valley Blue Algae

Postby whistlingwings » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:47 am

I've drug myself to fern ridge a few times this season (faaaaaar away from the blast-fest on the east side) and there is definitely algae floating around in the lake. I wouldn't risk it.
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Re: Willamette Valley Blue Algae

Postby Timster Union » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:58 am

I would have to guess that it would be at the east and west coyote WMD too?
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Re: Willamette Valley Blue Algae

Postby whistlingwings » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:18 am

Good question, I'm not sure. I hunted east/west last month pheasant quite a bit, didn't notice any algae, but your safest bet would be to go into the office (I can't ever catch them on the phone for some reason) and ask. I assume the water they flood the fields with comes from coyote creek -- coyote creek pours into the lake, right? it doesn't drain the lake -- if that's true, east/west might be clear, with clean water coming from "upstream" of the lake.
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Re: Willamette Valley Blue Algae

Postby Timster Union » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:18 pm

whistlingwings wrote:Good question, I'm not sure. I hunted east/west last month pheasant quite a bit, didn't notice any algae, but your safest bet would be to go into the office (I can't ever catch them on the phone for some reason) and ask. I assume the water they flood the fields with comes from coyote creek -- coyote creek pours into the lake, right? it doesn't drain the lake -- if that's true, east/west might be clear, with clean water coming from "upstream" of the lake.



thanks..thats what I intend to do is visit the headquarters there and talk to the biologist. thanks for the info
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Re: Willamette Valley Blue Algae

Postby AnonymousDuck » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:46 pm

Timster Union wrote:
whistlingwings wrote:Good question, I'm not sure. I hunted east/west last month pheasant quite a bit, didn't notice any algae, but your safest bet would be to go into the office (I can't ever catch them on the phone for some reason) and ask. I assume the water they flood the fields with comes from coyote creek -- coyote creek pours into the lake, right? it doesn't drain the lake -- if that's true, east/west might be clear, with clean water coming from "upstream" of the lake.



thanks..thats what I intend to do is visit the headquarters there and talk to the biologist. thanks for the info[/quote]

Horticulturist's are smart folks when it comes to these things (since they specialize in flora and fauna), but you'll be told the same thing from a biologist. I can understand though, hearing from a "person" verses someone on a forum would make me feel better too. I won't let my dog in the water if I see Blue Algae, best of luck. :thumbsup:
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Re: Willamette Valley Blue Algae

Postby whistlingwings » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:41 pm

Not disputing that the algae will kill animals. We're saying that there might not be any algae in this area because it may flood with water from a creek, not water from the lake.
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Re: Willamette Valley Blue Algae

Postby AnonymousDuck » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:48 pm

whistlingwings wrote:Not disputing that the algae will kill animals. We're saying that there might not be any algae in this area because it may flood with water from a creek, not water from the lake.


Ah ok I understand now. I misread things sometimes lol.
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