Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: Warnings and advisories from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment about harmful algae blooms at Kansas lakes.
Why you'd want them: To protect your health if you plan a trip to the lake. Water in lakes listed in the warnings and advisories may be unsafe for people and animals.
Where you get the records: From KDHE's website, www.kdheks.gov. Click on the "Blue-Green Algae in Kansas" link at the bottom of the homepage. Then click on the "Current Advisories/Warnings" link on the left-hand side of the page.
How much it will cost: The information is free.