TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas officials have lifted advisories about high levels of blue-green algae in some lakes, but warnings remain in place for others.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says algae levels have declined at Milford Lake, Dillon Park Lake near Hutchinson, Harvey County Camp Hawk Lake and Augusta’s Santa Fe Lake.
Warnings remain in place for Memorial Park Lake in Great Bend, Harvey County West Lake and Warnock Lake in Atchison County. Additionally, advisories remain for the Augusta City Lake, Harvey County East Lake and Logan City Lake in Phillips County.
Blue-green algae become a problem when they bloom in massive amounts and release toxins that may cause rashes, vomiting, nausea and other symptoms. The summer’s extreme heat and drought caused abnormal levels of the toxin.