Harmful Algae Possible and May be Present

Blue-Green Algae May be Harmful to Humans & Animals

  • Swimming, wading, and jet skiing are discouraged near visible blooms.
  • Keep pets and livestock away from water.
  • Use caution when contacting lake water and wash with clean water afterward
  • Avoid areas of algae accumulation
  • Do not let people or pets eat dried algae or drink untreated water
  • Clean fish well and discard guts

In case of contact with harmful algae: Call a doctor or veterinarian if people or animals have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, irritated eyes, seizures, breathing problems or other unexplained illness.

For more information: visit kdhe.ks.gov/HAB

Report harmful algal blooms to: Kansas Department of Health and Environment at: kdhe.ks.gov/HAB/ or call: 855-422-5253

Report possible algal bloom related illness to: Kansas Department of Health and Environment at: kdhe.ks.gov/HAB or call: 877-427-7317


Posted by: A. Rupp

Posted on: 09/25/23