Algae warnings issued for lakes
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued blue-green algae warnings for both of Marion County’s lakes.
Marion County Lake was upgraded from a watch to a warning on Thursday afternoon. A warning issued for Marion Reservoir was also extended Thursday.
Boating and fishing are still allowed at both lakes, and fish may be eaten if they are cleaned and only the filet is eaten, KDHE said.
Lake water is not safe to drink for pets or livestock, and visitors should wash with clean water if they come into contact with lake water.
Last modified June 24, 2020