Milford Lake added to list of lakes that are unsafe

Milford Lake in northeast Kansas has been added to the list of lakes that are unsafe for wading, swimming and water skiing.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Thursday that high levels of toxic blue-green algae have been found in the lake.

Other lakes considered unsafe for wading, skiing and swimming include Cheney Lake in western Sedgwick County, Santa Fe Lake in Augusta, Memorial Park Lake in Great Bend, Meade State Lake in Meade County, and Warnock Lake in Atchinson County.

Blue-green algae contains a toxin that is harmful to people and animals. People who are exposed often report difficulty breathing, intestinal problems or rash, hives or blisters on their skin.