The Kansas Department of Health and Environment maintains a list of Harmful Algae Blooms throughout the state. So far this summer, ten lakes have been affected by blue-green algae. The organism can be found in most bodies of water, but in large quantities they can pose a health risk to humans and animals. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur looks for the reason behind the algal blooms.
Thanks to KMUW in Wichita for sharing this report.