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KDHE issues blue-green algae warning at Meade State Lake

June 17, 2011

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— State health and environment officials are issuing a warning for blue-green algae detected at the Meade State Lake in Meade County in southwest Kansas.

The warning Thursday is in response to detection of algae concentrations of an elevated level, exceeding the recommended level for recreational water use.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends that the lake water not be used for drinking, that people avoid swimming, wading or other full-body contact with the water and keep pets from the water.

Residents are also instructed to thoroughly clean fish caught in the lake and to eat only the filet portion.

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