The folks at Lovewell Lake finally got some good news today from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. It comes 5-weeks after the lake was first shut-down July 16th.
The Secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has given park officials the green light to open the reservoir to pleasure boating and fishing activities. The latest KDHE water toxin tests showed a substantial drop in the toxic levels generated by blue-green algae bloom growth.
The toxin levels have not however, decreased enough to allow water contact activities such as swimming, skiing and jet skiing. Those activities are still prohibited until further notice.
That notice is at least a week away with the next KDHE water testing date, Monday of next week.