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Kansas health department says 11 lakes under warning for toxic blue-green algae


TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas health officials say 11 lakes in the state are under warnings because of toxic algae blooms.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says lakes under warning for containing blue-green algae aren't closed, but contact with the water can cause serious illness and should be avoided.

KDHE says high levels of blue-green algae have been found in Brown County State Fishing Lake, Chisolm Creek Park Lake in Sedgwick County, Crystal Lake in Anderson County, Wildlife, Parks and Tourism kids pond in Pratt County, McPherson County State Fishing Lake, Melvern River Pond in Osage County, Memorial Park Lake in Barton County, Milford Reservoir, zones B and C, in Clay, Dickinson and Geary Counties, Nemaha State Fishing Lake, Plainville Township Lake in Rooks County and Sabetha City Lake.

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