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Direct Water Contact Banned at 6 Kansas Lakes

juncity-algaeBlue-green algae visible in Milford Lake, north of Junction City. (Flickr Photo via Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Swimming, skiing and other direct water contact has been banned at six Kansas lakes because of toxic blue-green algae. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the lakes are Buhler City Lake in Reno County, Colwich City Lake in Sedgwick County, Logan City Lake in Phillips County, Memorial Park Lake in Barton County, Riggs Park Lake in Sedgwick County and South Park Lake in Johnson County. At two other Kansas lakes, direct water contact is discouraged. Those lakes are Marion Reservoir in Marion County and Milford Lake in Dickinson and Geary counties. The KDHE urges visitors to the six lakes where direct water contact is banned and the two where it's discouraged to keep their pets from drinking untreated water. Any fish caught in the lakes should be cleaned well.

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