McPherson State Fishing Lake remains under blue green algae warning

By Chris Swick
September 25, 2015

The list of lakes under a public health warning for blue-green algae in Kansas remains unchanged.

A total of eight bodies of water are currently plagued by the algae. That includes the McPherson County State Fishing Lake, as well as Brown County State Fishing Lake and Hiawatha City Lake, both in Brown County. Others are Chisholm Creek Park Lake in Sedgwick County, Melvern River Pond in Osage County, zone C of Milford Reservoir, Nemaha State Fishing Lake and Plainville Township Lake in Rooks County.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends you avoid contact with lake water in these affected lakes. Fish can be eaten, as long as they are rinsed with clean water and only the fillet portion is consumed.