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The Danger of Blue-Green Algae in KS Lakes

Blue-Green-AlgaeKyle R. Ruona, a park ranger from Perry Lake, takes a water sample during blue-green algae training at Milford Lake in Kansas on July 9, 2014. (Flickr Photo by Marvin G. Boyer)

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.

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