For Immediate Release
September 1, 2011

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

Advisory Lifted at Cheney Lake, experts still advise caution

Topeka—Analysis of samples taken by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reveal that the  blue green algae bloom at Cheney Lake in Kingman, Reno and Sedgwick Counties has subsided. As a result 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.