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Blue Algae Advisory Issued for Milford Lake

Milford Lake has been placed under an “Advisory” status. An “Advisory” status means that Harmful blue-green algae have been detected. A Public Health Advisory indicates that a hazardous condition exists.

 

When an Advisory is issued, KDHE recommends the following precautions be taken: 

  • Humans, pets, and livestock do not drink untreated lake water
  • Clean fish and rinse with clean water, consume only the filet portion, discarding other parts
  • Do not eat or allow pets to eat dried algae
  • If lake water comes in contact with skin or pet fur, wash with clean potable water as soon as possible
  • Avoid areas of visible algae accumulation
  • KDHE will continue to monitor these public waters and will update these statements as conditions warrant.

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