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Roughly a dozen Kansas lakes and reservoirs have potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a new list of lakes and reservoirs that are under blue-green algae warnings. New to the warning list are Harvey County West Park Lake and McPherson County State Fishing Lake .
Other lakes include:
Chisholm Creek Lake Park North, located at K-96 and Woodlawn, had previously been in a warning, but on the latest update, it was changes to an advisory. New to the advisory list this time is Riggs Park Lake in Sedgwick County.
Other lakes included in an advisory are:
The KDHE says that that all contact should be avoided with the water in areas that have a warning or advisory. Contact with the water could cause intestinal and respiratory problems, as well as skin irritation.
Should you or your pet come in contact with the water, you are encouraged to wash the skin or fur with clean water as soon as possible.