State lakes deemed unsafe due to blue-green algae
By Jake Bowles. CREATED Aug 29, 2014
Labor Day weekend is a great time to visit Kansas lakes, but blue-green algae warnings and advisories are keeping people out of 11 state lakes.
Chisholm Creek Park Lake in Sedgwick County is just one of the lakes deemed unsafe for direct water contact. The warnings mean that wading, skiing, and swimming should be prohibited.
Warnings have been issued for:
- Brown County State Fishing Lake, Brown County
- Chisholm Creek Park Lake, Sedgwick County
- Deanna Rose Farmstead Pond, Johnson County
- Hiawatha City Lake, Brown County
- Jewell State Fishing Lake, Jewell County
- Lake Warnock (Atchison City Lake), Atchison County
- Memorial Park Lake (Veteran's Lake), Barton County
- Milford Reservoir, North of Farum Creek, Clay, Geary, and Dickinson Counties
- South Park Lake, Johnson County
Advisories have been issued for Antioch Lake in Johnson County and Milford Reservoir. Under an advisory, hazardous conditions exist, but boating and fishing may be safe.