‘Advisory’ does allow for fishing and boating
• Special to the Daily Leader
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment continues to monitor waters for blue-green algae.
Below is a list of rescinded advisories, advisories and warnings issued Monday:
Anthony City Lake in Harper County has been deemed safe for public use. The public health advisory restricting activities due to harmful blue-green algae has been lifted.
Harmful algae continues to be detected at Meade Lake in Meade County as well as Centralia City Lake in Nemaha County. An advisory allows for boating and fishing at the lake. All other contact with water is discouraged for people and pets.
Elevated toxic blue-green algae concentrations continue to be detected at the following locations: Central Park Lake, Shawnee County and Veteran’s Lake, Barton County. Current concentrations of algae in these waters exceeded the KDHE recommended level of 100,000 cells/ml for recreational water use.
KDHE recommends the following precautions be taken:
o Do not drink the lake water
o Avoid swimming, wading or other activities with full body contact of lake water;
o Clean fish well, consume only the fillet portion, and discard all other body parts; and
o Keep pets from having contact with or drinking the water.
KDHE will continue to monitor the situations and rescind warnings as soon as conditions warrant. If the public has any questions or concerns, KDHE can be contacted during normal business hours at 1-866-865-3233.
Further information on algae and algae blooms can be found at: