A Blue-Green Algae Bloom has been reported at the Overbrook City Lake
A Blue-Green Algae Bloom has been reported at the Overbrook City Lake UPDATED July 4th
The bloom has been reported to KDHE. They recommended that we place the lake under WATCH status. Please check https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/777 for more info.
A harmful algal bloom is possible and may be present
Signage should be posted at all public access locations.
Water may be unsafe for humans and animals.
Avoid areas of algae accumulation.
Do not let people/pets eat dried algae or drink contaminated water.
Swimming, wading, skiing, and jet skiing are discouraged near-visible blooms.
Boating and fishing are safe; however, inhalation of the spray may affect some individuals.
Avoid direct contact with water, and wash with clean water after any contact.
Clean fish well with potable water and eat fillet portion only.
For Animals & Humans
Exposure to HABs, whether through contact or ingestion, can cause illness and even death in animals and humans. Do not allow livestock, pets, or working animals such as hunting dogs to drink from HAB-affected waters, eat dried scum on shorelines, or lick their fur after exposure.
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Be cautious today. The contractor is working on repairing the streets and there will be many workers and vehicles at different sites around town. Slow down and be cautious. We want to keep everyone safe. Thank you!