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Milford Lake Algae Warning Lifted

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State health officials have lifted toxic blue-green algae advisories at Milford Lake.  The lake is now open to all forms of use including fishing and boating. Read More »

U.S. Geological Survey Admits to Release Algae Into Kansas River

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The U.S. Geological Survey admits the release of water from a federal reservoir in northeastern Kansas last month sent algal toxins into the Kansas River. The agency says the controlled release from Milford Lake occurred Aug. 31, two days after the lake was closed for recreation because of a large bloom of blue-green algae. The release sent the tainted water ... Read More »

Milford Lake Remains Under Algae Warning

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The entire Milford lake remains under a Blue Green Algae Warning. The warning notifies the public that conditions are unsafe. Water contact should not occur. Some blue-green algae produce toxins that could pose a health risk to people and animals when they are exposed to them in large enough quantities. Health effects could occur when surface scums or water containing ... Read More »

Milford Lake Added To List of Unsafe Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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Topeka—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), responds by informing the public of these conditions. Based upon sampling results and established health ... Read More »