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Vets Lake looking good

City has been testing water for nutrients

The Great Bend Water Department has begun testing for nutrients at Veterans Memorial Lake which has, in the past, been plagued by toxic blue-green algae.
“So far, everything is looking pretty good,” said Utility Superintendent Charles Suchy. The results from the latest round of testing are not in, but the problem seems to be in check.
Suchy said the city tries to run tests after rains in order to track just what nutrients flow into Vets. They look for potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus levels, as well as e-coli. Some of this work is done in-house and the city contracts with ...

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