8 Kansas lakes under blue-green algae alerts

8 Kansas lakes under blue-green algae alerts
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TOPEKA (KSNT) – State health officials say several Kansas lakes are 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, Jewell County 
  • South Lake (Overland Park), Johnson County 

Lakes under watch-level status for blue-green algae include:

  • Big Eleven Lake, Wyandotte County (Added September 15)
  • Fossil Lake, Russell County 
  • Melvern Outlet River Pond, Osage County 
  • Rock Garden Pond, Shawnee County 

The following lake has had its blue-green algae advisory lifted:

  • Ellis City Lake, Ellis County (Lifted September 15)
  • Lake Parsons, Neosho…

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