It will be closed until at least next Friday, July 30th. That was the order issued by the Kansas State Department of Health and Environment yesterday after the latest test of water from the lake still had dangerous toxin levels. The toxins were produced algae blooms growing there.
Lovewell Wildlife and Parks Manager Rob Unruh said he was informed by KDHE yesterday that another test of lake water will be done next week on Monday and that those results, which should be available the following Friday, July 30th, will determine whether the lake is reopened or not.
The KDHE order includes a ban on the use of lake water by humans and the watering of livestock with it.
Lovewell has been shut down since Friday, July 16th.