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…