(WINFIELD, Kan.) — Joseph Ellmore is living the good life at the Winfield city lake. “Enjoying the beautiful weather and trying to catch some fish,” said Ellmore.
For the past three years he's done so no problem, but this year city officials noticed something different.
“Our water folks noticed that there was a change of color in a portion of the lake,” said Winfield City Manager Warren Porter.
They worry blue green algae is to blame.
“There are very many different strains of that. We don't know which on it is if that's what it is,” said Porter. That's why the city called the Kansas Department of Health and Enviorment.
KDHE plans to come out Monday and test the water to see if it's actually blue green algae. Earlier Tuesday, KDHE said it already did the test but later said that wasn't the case.