KDHE issues blue-green algae alert for three Kansas lakes


TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas health officials say three lakes in the state are under health warnings because of high levels of toxic blue-green algae blooms.

In a news release, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said the lakes under warning 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 Count, Marion Reservoir (not Marion County Lake) in Marion 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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