• Last modified 460 days ago (May 6, 2021)


Lake under algae warning

Staff writer

A blue-green algae warning was issued Thursday for Marion County Lake.

Assistant lake superintendent Adam Benson said algae was present in coves and along the north side of the lake.

β€œIt’s pretty bad out there,” Benson said.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment warns that:

  • Lake water is not safe to drink for humans, pets, or livestock.
  • If lake water contacts skin, wash with clean water as soon as possible.
  • Only the filet portion of fish may be eaten and only if it is rinsed in clean water.
  • Pets should not be allowed to eat dried algae or drink contaminated water.
  • Areas of visible algae accumulation should be avoided.

Although the lake is under a warning, it is not categorized as a hazard. Warning signs must be posted, and portions of the lake, or the entire lake, have to be closed.

Last modified May 6, 2021