8 Kan. lakes under warnings for blue-green algae

Heading to the lake for your Fourth of July Weekend?

Health officials in the state have issued a health warning for eight lakes and a watch for two lakes due to harmful algae blooms.

At Milford Lake, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says Zone C is under a warning for blue-green algae, while Zones A and B are under a watch status.

If a lake is under a warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing may be safe, but direct contact with the water (swimming, wading or skiing) is discouraged.

Lakes under a warning for blue-green algae:

Keith Sebelius Reservoir, Norton County
Kirwin Lake, Phillips County
Marion County Lake, Marion County
Marion Reservoir, Marion County
Milford Reservoir, Zone C, Geary, Dickinson and Clay counties
Sam’s Pond, Syracuse, Hamilton County
Webster Lake, Rooks County
Wolf Pond, Barton County

Lakes under watches for blue-green algae:
Milford Reservoir, Zones A and B, Geary Dickinson and Clay counties
Overbrook City Lake, Osage County

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