(RENO COUNTY, Kan.) — Some Kansas state parks looked more like ghost towns over the Labor Day Weekend. It was a slow end to an already slow summer at many area lakes.
"We got all the beach right here in the world, all to myself," swimmer Jordan Sanchez says.
Just a handful of people spent the weekend at Cheney Reservoir. Longtime campers Al Stewart and Brian Sereno say this is one for the record books.
"We've been coming out here for years, and this is probably the slowest we've ever seen it," Sereno says.
"There's no one here!" Stewart says. "In this campground there's usually a bunch of people."
Soreno has pictures on his Blackberry of the algae bloom that forced the state to advise people to stay out of the lake for much of the summer up until just before the Labor Day Weekend. The algae, the excessive heat, the bad economy--they all combined to create the perfect storm which rained down on this park all summer long.