New lakes added blue-green algae warning

By Chris Swick
August 21, 2015

McPherson County State Fishing Lake remains one of now 11 state lakes under a warning for blue-green algae.

New lakes added to the warning about the cyanobacteria are the Wildlife Parks and Tourism Kids Pond in Pratt County and the Sabetha City Lake in Nemaha County. The warning for Milford Reservoir has also shifted locations and is now impacting zones B and C in Clay, Dickinson and Geary Counties.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment warns that the algae blooms are unpredictable. They may develop rapidly and float around the lake, requiring you to use your best judgment. The KDHE says if there is scum, a paint-like surface, or the water is bright green, you should avoid contact and keep pets away.

A full listing of the affected lakes can be found at