Toxic Algae Warning, Chisholm Creek Park Lake North, Sedgwick County, Kansas
Biological Hazard – North-America – USA
Posted: 23 Jul 2012 11:47 PM PDT
EDIS Number: BH-20120724-35901-USA Date / time: 24/07/2012 05:40:14 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Kansas Location: [Chisholm Creek Park Lake North in Sedgwick County] Number of Deads: N/A Number of Injured: N/A Number of Infected: N/A Number of Missing: N/A Number of Affected: N/A Number of Evacuated: N/A Damage level: N/A
The KDHE has issued a toxic algae warning for Chisholm Creek Park Lake North in Sedgwick County. The lake is located off of N. Woodlawn near the K-96 bypass. It's one of 13 warnings and advisories issued in Kansas. An advisory discourages contact, but a warning means the public should have no contact with the water. It is unsafe to touch. "It will bloom and go through a rapid period of growth. One of the byproducts of this algae- as it dies and goes through it's life cycle, it releases toxins into the water," says KDHE Director Tom Langer. Blue green algae can cause allergic-type reactions such as intestinal problems, respiratory problems, or skin irritations.
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