State officials have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae

Scott County, KANSAS – According to the statement, a warning status indicates that conditions are unsafe for human and pet exposure.  Dear Kansans, any contact with the waterbody should be avoided. Officials also said that when a warning is issued, they recommend the following precautions be taken:

  • Lake water is not safe to drink for pets or livestock.  
  • Lake water, regardless of blue-green algae status, should never be consumed by humans. 
  • Water contact should be avoided.  
  • Fish may be eaten if they are rinsed with clean water and only the fillet portion is consumed, while all other parts are discarded.   
  • Do not allow pets to eat dried algae.  
  • If lake water contacts skin, wash with clean water as soon as possible.  
  • Avoid areas of visible algae accumulation.  


  • Colwich City Lake, Sedgwick County 
  • Crystal Lake, Anderson County (Added on June 30)
  • Ford County Lake, Ford County
  • Garnett Lake (north), Anderson County 
  • Jerry Ivey Pond, Saline County 
  • Lake Scott State Park, Scott County (Added on June 30)
  • Marion Reservoir, Marion County (Elevated on June 30)
  • Milford Lake Zone C, Geary and Clay County 
  • Norton Lake, Norton County (Elevated on July 1) 
  • Parsons Lake, Neosho County (Added on June 30)
  • Riggs Park Lake, Sedgwick County (Added on June 30)
  • Gathering Pond, Geary County 
  • Lake Shawnee, Shawnee County (Lowered on June 30)
  • Melvern Lake, Osage County (Added on June 30)
  • Milford Lake Zone B, Geary County 
  • Pomona Lake, Osage County (Added on June 30)