Blue-Green Algae Warning Issued For NW Kansas Lake

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Friday, May 31, 2013

A public health warning has been issued after toxic algae was discovered in a northwest Kansas lake.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae in Logan City Lake, located in Phillips County.

When a warning is issued, the KDHE recommends the following precautions be taken:

· Humans, pets and livestock do not drink lake water

· Water contact is prohibited. Avoid swimming, wading or other activities with full body contact of lake water

· Clean fish and rinse with clean water, consume only the fillet portion, and discard all other parts

· Do not allow pets to eat dried algae

· If lake water contacts skin or pet fur, wash with clean potable water as soon as possible

· Avoid areas of visible algae accumulation

No other Kansas lakes are currently under warning or advisory.

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