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Vets Lake under algae warning

TOPEKA –  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has posted its most current list of bodies of water in Kansas that fall under health advisories, among them is Veterans Memorial Lake in Great Bend at the most serious warning status due to its on-going problem with blue-green algae.
The KDHE samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and other lake managers where appropriate, responds ...

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