Toxic Algae Blooms Keep Four Kansas Lakes Closed

Four Kansas lakes remain closed because of high levels of toxic algae. Lake management officials have posted warning signs prohibiting recreational activity at the lakes, which include Marion Reservoir in Marion County, Old Herington City Lake in Dickinson County, Logan City Lake in Phillips County and Memorial Veterans Lake in Barton County.

  • Toxic Algae in lakes brings concern
    (KSNT) – Kansas health officials are warning people about toxic algae blooms in several lakes across the state. People out at Milford Reservoir have noticed the toxic algae is in full bloom. “We enjoying fishing,” Pete Oldehoeft, an avid ...
    08/28/2016 - 11:21 am | View Link
  • Feds plan new guidelines on toxic algae in lakes, rivers
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to deal with the growing problem of toxic algae in lakes and rivers will include setting ... on algae toxins in drinking water. Harmful algae blooms have been expanding rapidly in both numbers and intensity ...
    11/26/2015 - 3:15 am | View Link
  • 5 Kansas Lakes Have Toxic Algae Blooms
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials say five lakes around the state currently have toxic algae blooms. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says warnings for blue-green algae have been issued for Chisolm Creek Park Lake in Sedgwick ...
    06/11/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Toledo water crisis may be over, but toxic algae blooms are in our future (+video)
    Once again, Lake Erie has vaulted itself into the national conversation about the environment – this time over the disruptive effects blooms of harmful algae can have on lakeside ... for people who rely on other lakes and reservoirs for municipal water ...
    08/4/2014 - 1:39 pm | View Link
  • Family Planning Can Help Keep Our Lakes Blue
    The blooms suck up all the oxygen. Other plants and fish die. So too do other animals. This summer, a Kansas ... toxic algae blooms entirely. But with a little hard work and planning – including family planning – we just might keep our lakes blue.
    10/19/2012 - 2:42 am | View Link
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  • Beware of Algae | The Bark
    Often, dogs are the first alert. Their willingness to swim in and drink slimy water makes them sentinels for some of the most powerful natural poisons on earth.
    10/21/2016 - 4:59 pm | View Website
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Blue-Green ...
    Why should I be aware of blue-green algae? Some blue-green algae produce toxins that pose a health risk to people and animals. Health effects could occur when surface ...
    10/21/2016 - 1:17 pm | View Website
  • Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB)
    Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) are microscopic organisms found naturally in surface water that can sometimes multiply to form harmful algal blooms (HABs).
    10/21/2016 - 6:00 am | View Website
    Most facilities open for recreation; KDHE recommends caution TOPEKA — Blue-green algae are natural, common bacteria in all waters of Kansas. Ordinarily, they are ...
    10/20/2016 - 1:47 pm | View Website
  • Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Frequently Asked Questions
    Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Frequently Asked Questions 1. What causes blue -green algae blooms? Blue-green algae are a natural part of ...
    10/19/2016 - 11:25 am | View Website
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