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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.
  • Outlet campground river pond at Melvern Lake blue-green algae bloom

    U.S Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District announced today a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom at the outlet campground river pond downstream of Melvern Lake. Blue-green algae identification tests and toxin tests performed July 31 by USACE staff identified cyanobacteria or blue-green algae present including low levels of the toxin microcystin.
  • Smithville Lake Blue-Green Algae Bloom

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is announcing a potentially toxic blue green algae bloom at Smithville Lake. Blue green algae identification tests and toxin tests performed July 1 by USACE staff identified cyanobacteria or blue green algae present in the algae bloom near Camp Branch with low levels of algae toxin detected.