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Algae remains problem at Vets Lake

Great Bend’s Veterans Memorial Lake remains under a public health warning due to an on-going problem with toxic blue-green algae, city and state officials said Tuesday.
“Our position hasn’t changed,” Terry Hoff, City of Great Bend human resources director. “We have never taken down the signs” that call attention to the possible threat.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment uses a two-tier warning system for algae. First is a public health advisory which notifies public that a hazardous condition exists, asks that signs should be posted at all public access locations, indicates water may be unsafe for ...


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