Blue-green algae in Chisholm Creek Park lake, 5 other KS lakes

Algae (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued Blue-Green Algae alerts for Chisholm Creek Park Lake and five other lakes in Kansas. KDHE says lakes under the warning are not closed to the public.

The lakes include:

  • Brown County State Fishing Lake, Brown County
  • Chisholm Creek Park Lake, Sedgwick County
  • Lovewell Reservoir, Jewell County
  • Memorial Park Lake, Barton County
  • Milford Reservoir, Clay, Dickenson and Geary Counties
  • Plainville Township Lake, Rooks County

The environmental agency said in a statement that boating and fishing on the lakes under warning are safe, but people should avoid direct contact with the water.

In addition, lake water should never be consumed by humans, water contact should be avoided and fish can be eaten as long as they are rinsed with clean water, consume only the fillet portion, and discard all other parts.

KDHE also says pets should not be allowed to eat dried algae, if lake water contacts skin, wash with clean water as soon as possible, and areas of visible algae accumulation should be avoided.

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