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Phillips County lake still on warning list

WICHITA -- Health officials say five Kansas lakes will remain on warning and advisory lists for harmful blooms of toxic algae until sampling resumes next year.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Thursday sampling for blue-green algae typically is done between April 1 and Oct. 31. Health advisories or warnings were issued for 24 lakes this season, with two confirmed cases of human illnesses.

A warning remains in place for Logan City Lake in Phillips County, meaning direct contact with the water is prohibited.

Advisories discouraging water contact remain for Harvey County East Park Lake; Hiawatha Lake in Brown County; McPherson County State Fishing Lake; and Memorial Veterans Lake in Great Bend.