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Blue-green algae alert issued for reservoir

A blue-green algae warning for Marion Reservoir went into effect Thursday, the first such warning of the season.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment provided the following guidelines for blue-green algae warnings:

  • Lake water is not good to drink for humans, pets, or livestock.
  • Water contact should be avoided.
  • Fish can be eaten as long as they are rinsed with clean water, only the fillet portion is consumed, and all other parts are discarded.
  • Do not allow pets to drink affected water or eat dried algae. They could become seriously ill.
  • If lake water contacts skin, wash with clean water as soon as possible.
  • Avoid areas of visible algae accumulation.

Alerts, guidance, and other information about blue-green algae are available online at www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/. Up-to-date lake conditions are available by calling (785) 296-1664.

Last modified June 2, 2016

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