• Last modified 350 days ago (June 7, 2023)


Algae warning extended

A blue-green algae warning for Marion Reservoir was continued Thursday for another week. It is the only body of water in Kansas under an algae warning. Marion County Lake is not affected.

Such warnings, issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, have been in effect for the reservoir virtually every week during the summer vacation season for several years.

Lake visitors and animals should avoid contact with reservoir water and avoid inhaling sprayed or aerosolized reservoir water. Skin that comes in contract with reservoir water should be washed with clean water as soon as possible.

Fish still may be eaten, but only the fillet portion and only after the fish have been rinsed with clean water.

Last modified June 7, 2023