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Public Health Advisories, Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters

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TOPEKA, Kan. – (July 10, 2014) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) 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 (KDWPT) and other ... Read More »

Blue-Green Algae Advisories Extended To More Lakes In Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. – (June 20, 2014) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) 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 (KDWPT) and other ... Read More »

Lake Advisories

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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 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 ... Read More »

Paxson Appointed

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A PENOKEE MAN HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO THE KANSAS WATER AUTHORITY BY GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK.  The Kansas Water Office coordinates the Kansas water planning process in cooperation with the Kansas Water Authority. The Authority’s 24 members include representatives from diverse water use interest groups and leaders of the state’s natural resource agencies. Advice on policy development comes from Basin Advisory ... Read More »

Winter Weather Tips

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is encouraging all Kansans to be safe when temperatures drop and offers Safety Tips to help prepare for hazardous conditions. Many of us have been surprised at the inconsistent weather pattern over the last few months. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe ... Read More »

Operators Certified

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Water announced that it has certified 25 water treatment operators and 18 wastewater treatment operators from September to December.   Receiving wastewater treatment plant certification was Drew Eagleburger from the City of Norton, Kent Footh and Randie Peterson-Shea from the City of Phillipsburg.  Footh was also certified as a water ... Read More »

Joplin Missouri Donations

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Donations are being sought for the victims of the Joplin Missouri tornado.  There will be a trailer load of items being taken to Joplin on Friday.  They are focusing on stuff for kids, toys and clothes can be used, but make sure they are clean and in good shape.  They are also taking cases of bottled water, Capri sun, juice ... Read More »