For Immediate Release
August 26, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

Advisory Lifted at Hillsdale Lake in Miami County and Big Hill Reservoir
in Labette County, experts still advise caution

Topeka—Samples taken by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) have concluded that hazardous conditions for Hillsdale Lake in Miami County and Big Hill Reservoir in Labette County have rescinded and the Public Health Advisory can be lifted.

“Our testing showed that there are no high areas of concern at the moment,” explained Tom Langer, Director for the Bureau of Environmental Health. “That said, if you see any green material floating in the water, you, and especially your pets, should avoid it.”

KDHE will release an updated report of advisories and warnings for other bodies of water in Kansas later today.

For the latest advisories and warnings, visit www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm.