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  • KDHE issues algae warning for Marion Reservoir

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  • High levels of toxic blue-green algae have been detected. A Public Health Warning indicates that water conditions are unsafe and direct water contact (wading, skiing and swimming) should be prohibited.
    Kansas public waters currently under a Warning status:
    • Marion Reservoir (Separate from Marion County Lake), Marion County
    • Memorial Park Lake (Veteran's Lake), Barton County
    • Milford Reservoir (Partial Warning: North of Farnum Creek), Clay, Geary and Dickinson Counties
    • South Park Lake, Johnson County
    • Lake Warnock (Atchison City Lake), Atchison County
    • Cedar Brook Pond, Sedgwick County
    When a Warning is issued, KDHE recommends the following precautions be taken:
    • Humans, pets and livestock do not drink lake water
    • Water contact should be prohibited. Avoid swimming, wading or other activities with full body contact of lake water
    • Clean fish and rinse with clean water, consume only the fillet portion, and discard all other parts
    • Do not allow pets to eat dried algae
    • If lake water contacts skin or pet fur, wash with clean potable water as soon as possible
    • Avoid areas of visible algae accumulation
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