TOPEKA (KSNT) – State health officials say several Kansas lakes are being impacted by blue-green algae in a recent report.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) released an updated list of lakes that contain the presence of blue-green algae or harmful algal blooms (HABs). This toxic water hazard poses many health risks to both humans and animals.
Lakes under warning-level status for blue-green algae include:
- Harvey County East Lake, Harvey County
- Lake Afton, Sedgwick County
- Lovewell Lake (Reservoir), Jewell County
- Melvern Outlet River Pond, Osage County (Elevated July 21)
- South Lake (Overland Park), Johnson County
Lakes under watch-level status for blue-green algae include:
- Augusta Santa Fe Lake, Butler County
- School Street Pond (Rose Hill), Butler County (Added July 21)
- Strowbridge Reservoir (Carbondale East Lake), Osage…