State warns of toxic algae in four lakes

The state is prohibiting skiing, swimming and wading in four lakes because of high levels of toxic blue-green algae. The warnings cover Memorial Veterans Lake in Great Bend, Winfield City Lake, Marion Reservoir and Marion County Lake. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is advising people to avoid contact with the water and to keep pets out of the water.

The state is also advising people to avoid contact with water at the Old Herington City Lake in Dickinson County, where lower levels of blue-green algae have been detected.

Eagle staff