For Immediate Release
June 14, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications
kdhe.Communications@ks.gov, 785-296-0461

Public Health Information Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) continues to monitor waters for blue-green algae. Below is a list of advisories and warnings.

Advisory:  No advisories at this time.

Warning:
Elevated toxic blue-green algae concentrations have been detected at  Meade State Lake, Meade County, Kansas. Current concentrations of algae in these waters exceed the KDHE recommended level of 100,000 cells/ml for recreational water use. 

KDHE recommends the following precautions be taken:

KDHE will continue to monitor the situations and rescind this warning as soon as conditions warrant. If the public has any questions or concerns, KDHE can be contacted during normal business hours at 866-865-3233.

Further information on algae and algae blooms can be found at:
www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/index.htm