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Blue-Green Algae Advisories Extended To More Lakes In Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. – (June 20, 2014) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and other ... Read More »

Centralia Lake Under Public Health Warning

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Centralia Lake has once again been listed as a lake under a health warning due to toxic blue-green algae. A public health warning indicates that water conditions are unsafe and direct water contact is prohibited.  KDHE will continue to monitor the lakes and will provide updates as conditions warrant. Read More »

Centralia Lake Under “Public Health Advisory”

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says Centralia Lake has been placed under a “Public Health Advisory” due to the threat of toxic blue green algae.   KDHE says water activities like boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct contact with the water—such as wading and swimming—is strongly discouraged for people, pets and livestock. Fish from the lakes ... Read More »

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, ... Read More »

Health Officials Warn of Increase in Rabies

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) wants to remind the public to have their animals vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian. With 13 animals testing positive for rabies in Kansas since Jan. 1, health officials here anticipate an increase in the number of rabid animals this year compared to last year.  The 13 rabid animals included four skunks, ... Read More »

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

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 »

Local Residents Affected by the Heat

While area hospitals report an increase in heat related patients the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says heat has contributed to the deaths of at least three people this summer in the state. The KDHE is reporting that more than 400 people have gone to Kansas hospitals with heat related illnesses, such a heat exhaustion. KDHE spokesman Jonathan Larance ... Read More »

Summerfield Under Boil Water Order!

KDHE recommend the following for residents of the district: Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation, or use bottled water.   Use only boiled water for drinking, diluting fruit juices, and all other food preparation.   Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker.   Remake ice cubes with water ... Read More »

KDHE Says Check for CO2 Presence

We’ve had some chilling hints of it, but soon “cold” will be the operative word in most weather forecasts. With that in mind, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is reminding Kansans about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, gas that is extremely poisonous and can kill in minutes. Carbon Monoxide is found ... Read More »

Centralia Lake open for swimming

Centralia Lake use restrictions on water contact have been lifted.  KDHE says it has rescinded the advisory for Centralia City Lake in Nemaha County. The water is deemed safe for public use and there are no longer restrictions on activity. Read More »