McPherson State Fishing Lake remains one of eight lakes in Kansas under a public health warning for blue-green algae.
A public health warning from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment means that high levels of the toxic algae have been detected at these lakes. The KDHE says that boating and fishing may be safe, as long as you avoid direct contact with the water. That includes pets and livestock.
Other lakes in Kansas currently under a warning are Brown County State Fishing Lake as well as Hiawatha City Lake, both in Brown County, Chisholm Creek Park Lake in Sedgwick County, Melvern River Pond in Osage County, Milford Reservoir zone C, Nemaha State Fishing Lake and Plainville Township Lake in Rooks County.