(TOPEKA, Kan.) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a Blue-Green Algae Warning for one lake.
- Memorial/Veterans Lake – Great Bend, Barton County
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:
- Humans, pets and livestock do not drink lake water
- Water contact is prohibited. Avoid swimming, wading or other activities with full body contact of lake water
- Clean fish and rinse with clean water, consume only the fillet portion, and discard all other parts
- Do not allow pets to eat dried algae
- If lake water contacts skin or pet fur, wash with clean potable water as soon as possible
- Avoid areas of visible algae accumulation
An "Advisory" has been issued for five Kansas lakes.
- Old Herington City Lake in Dickinson County
- Marion Reservoir – Marion, Marion County
- Marion County Lake – Marion, Marion County
- Winfield City Lake – Winfield, Cowley County
- Logan City Lake, Phillips County
An "Advisory" means harmful blue-green algae have been detected. A Public Health Advisory indicates that a hazardous condition exists. Water activities like boating and fishing may be safe; however, direct contact with water (i.e., wading, swimming) is strongly discouraged for people, pets and livestock.