Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the statement, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has placed Lake Jeanette on a warning status because of the presence of blue-green algae.
Officials say that the lake in Leavenworth previously was on a watch status, but it was elevated to warning status Thursday.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, a warning status indicates conditions are unsafe for human and pet exposure.
Contact with the water should be avoided.
This story will be updated as new information become available.