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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 »

The Entire State of Kansas Declared Drought Emergency

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Kansas Seeks to Halt Releases from 3 Reservoirs   Brownback says he has allowed pumping from all of the state’s fishing lakes to water livestock. Kansas has now declared all 105 counties in a drought emergency, with crop losses projected at $1.5 billion.   This status triggers the Kansas Water Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to ... Read More »

Centralia Lake Under “Public Health Advisory”

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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 »

Water Conservation Requested In Marysville

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The City of Marysville is asking all citizens to conserve water usage due to an issue with the water distribution system. City crews have located and repaired the problem.  The issue was with one of the water towers which is now being restored to full strength.  To aid in the restoration of the tower the city is asking citizens to ... Read More »

WRAPS Offers Re-Leaf Program

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Financial Re-LEAF for Forests & Pasture Many people know the benefit that sustainably managed forests and pastures provide for water quality; however, an upcoming workshop will also highlight the financial benefits that sustainable land management can provide to you, the landowner. Landowners and producers interested in sustainable and profitable forest and pasture management are encouraged to attend the upcoming “Financial ... Read More »

Blue River Irrigation Shut Down in Nebraska

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The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources has temporarily revoked the permits of Nebraska Farmer who use the Big Blue River for irrigation. The notification states that effective July 9 at 8 a.m., nobody with a permit issued after Nov. 1, 1968 may irrigate from the river until water levels increase. Keith Paulsen, field office supervisor with the Department of Natural ... Read More »

Marshall County Community Band Concert – Thursday

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  The Marshall County Community Band will perform in the Koester House Museum and Gardens at 7 p.m., Thursday.  Admission is free.  The band will play a variety of music. People are asked to bring lawn chairs. The Koester House Museum Foundation Inc. will serve lemonade, iced tea and water. Read More »

Blue Algae Advisory Issued for Milford Lake

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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 »

Beatrice City Council Agrees to Help Playground

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Beatrice City Council added $25,000 to the city budget for the Prairie Playground that will be located at the YMCA. Funding will be provided with equal matches of $12,500 coming from keno funds and the occupation tax. The city also agreed to contribute in-kind services for the park’s construction and be responsible for the park maintenance. The Beatrice City budget was ... 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 »