Toxic blue-green algae in Lake Afton and three other bodies of water

The state has detected high levels of toxic blue-green algae in Lake Afton and three other bodies of water around Kansas, according to a statement from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Blue-green algae generally grows in lakes, ponds and slow-moving streams, especially when the water is warm. The algae often looks like spilled green paint.

The four areas under warning are Lake Afton in Sedgwick County, Central Park Lake in Shawnee County, Marion Reservoir in Marion County (but not Marion County Lake) and Milford Reservoir in Dickson and Geary counties.

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