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Logan City Lake under warning

6/28/2013

TOPEKA -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and other lake managers where appropriate, responds by informing the public of these conditions.

TOPEKA -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and other lake managers where appropriate, responds by informing the public of these conditions.

Based upon sampling results and established health risk levels, warnings and advisories are in place at logan city lake, Phillips County;

Marion Reservoir, Marion County; and Memorial Park Lake, Barton County.

A warning signifies, high levels of toxic blue-green algae have been detected, water conditions are unsafe and direct water contact (wading, skiing and swimming) is prohibited.