KDHE issues blue-green algae alert for two Kansas lakes

Blue-green algae (AP Photo/Peggy McAloon)

TOPEKA, Kansas – Kansas health officials say two lakes in the state are under warnings because of toxic algae blooms.

In a news release, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says lakes under warning for containing blue-green algae aren’t closed, but contact with the water can cause serious illness and should be avoided.

KDHE says high levels of blue-green algae have been found in Hiawatha City Lake in Brown County and Plainville Township Lake in Rooks County.

KDHE says the water in the lakes should never be consumed by humans, pets or livestock, and should be avoided.

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