Kansas warns about toxic algae in lakes

Algae

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Public health officials have issued more warnings about toxic blue-green algae in Kansas lakes.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Thursday that nine lakes are now under public health warnings.

A public health warning indicates water conditions are unsafe and prohibits wading, skiing and swimming.

Lakes currently under that status include Colwich Memorial Park Lake in Sedgwick County; Harvey County East Lake and Harvey County West Lake; Hiawatha City Lake in Brown County; and Lake Warnock in Atchison County.

Also included are Logan City Lake in Phillips County; Memorial Park Lake in Barton County; Riggs Park Lake in Sedgwick County; and South Park Lake in Johnson County.

A less restrictive advisory for Atchison County Park Lake allows boating and fishing there, but strongly discourages direct water contact.

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