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Toxic Algae Warnings Issued for KS Lakes

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials are alerting the public about potentially harmful algae blooms in Kansas lakes. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued warnings for high levels of the toxic algae in seven lakes. Those include Chisholm Creek Park Lake in Sedgwick County, Memorial Park Lake in Barton County and Jewell State Fishing Lake in Jewell County. Warnings also have been issued for Lake Warnock in Atchison County and South Park Lake in Johnson County. In addition, the Milford Reservoir and parts of the Marion Reservoir also are under a public health warning. A public health warning indicates that water conditions are unsafe and people should avoid any direct water contact such as wading, swimming or skiing.

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