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  • Milford Lake warning issued for blue green algae blooms

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Milford Lake, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are actively responding to harmful algal bloom concerns with site-specific sampling. 
  • Camp Branch swim beach closed at Smithville Lake for precautionary measure

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District identified a potential toxic blue green algae bloom at Smithville Lake near Camp Branch swim beach. As a precautionary measure, Camp Branch swim beach, managed by Clay County Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites, is closed until additional test results are obtained.
  • Coeur D’ Alene Park swim beach closed at Melvern Lake

    MELVERN, Kan.— The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Melvern Lake announce the Coeur D’ Alene Park swim beach is closed after receiving positive test results for blue-green algae this week.
  • Public Health Warning for Michigan Valley Swim Beach at Pomona Lake

    VASSAR, Kan.— The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Pomona Lake announce the existence of a blue-green algae bloom at the Michigan Valley swim beach at Pomona Lake.
  • Beach closure and public health warning for Outlet Ponds at Melvern Lake

    MELVERN, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announce the existence of a blue-green algae bloom at theOutlet Campground River Pond and Outlet Swim Beach/Fish Rearing Pond downstream of Melvern Lake. These ponds are currently under a warning based on cyanobacteria/toxin results from August 3 testing conducted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. As a result the swim beach at Outlet Swim Beach/Fish Rearing Pond is closed until further notice. All other facilities in Outlet Park and Melvern Lake remain open.