(TOPEKA, Kan.) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a Blue-Green Algae Warning for four lakes.
- Memorial/Veterans Lake – Great Bend, Barton County
- Marion Reservoir – Marion, Marion County
- Marion County Lake – Marion, Marion County
- Winfield City Lake – Winfield, Cowley County
An "Advisory" has been issued for Old Herington City Lake in Dickinson County.
The KDHE samples bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called Blue-Green Algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom.
A "Warning" means high levels of toxic blue-green algae have been detected. A Public Health Warning indicates that water conditions are unsafe and direct water contact (i.e., wading, skiing and swimming) is prohibited. You should take the following precautions: