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Algae Update

THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (KDHE) SAMPLES RECREATIONAL BODIES OF WATER FOR CYANOBACTERIA, COMMONLY CALLED BLUE-GREEN ALGAE, WHEN THE AGENCY IS ALERTED TO A POTENTIAL ALGAE BLOOM. WHEN HARMFUL ALGAE 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. KDWPT REMINDS VISITORS THAT WHEN A LAKE IS UNDER AN ADVISORY OR WARNING, MARINAS, LAKESIDE BUSINESSES, AND PARK CAMPING FACILITIES REMAIN OPEN FOR BUSINESS, ALTHOUGH SWIM BEACHES WILL BE CLOSED. PARK DRINKING WATER AND SHOWERS ARE SAFE AND NOT AFFECTED BY THE ALGAE BLOOM. AS A RESULT OF LAST WEEK’S WATER SAMPLING, THE WARNING REMAINS FOR THE LOGAN CITY LAKE IN PHILLIPS COUNTY. KDHE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THESE PUBLIC WATERS AND WILL UPDATE THESE STATEMENTS AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.