Public Health Concerns Regarding Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a blue-green algae warning for Lake Afton in Sedgwick County. KDHE recommends the following precautions when a blue-green algae warning is issued: Lake water is not safe for pets or livestock, Water contact should be avoided, Fish can be eaten once rinsed with clean water, consume only fillets, do not allow pets to eat dried algae, if lake water contacts skin, wash with clean water as soon as possible, Avoid areas of algae accumulation.

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