The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has downgraded Marion Reservoir?s blue-green algae status from ?warning? to ?advisory? as of Thursday, July 26.
Under a warning, water contact is prohibited; with an advisory, direct contact with water is ?strongly discouraged for people, pets and livestock.?
In either case, KDHE also recommends:
— Humans, pets and livestock do not drink untreated lake water;
— Clean fish and rinse with clean water, consume only the fillet portion, discarding other parts;
— Do not eat or allow pets to eat dried algae;
— If lake water comes in contact with skin or pet fur, wash with clean potable water as soon as possible;
— Avoid areas of visible algae accumulation.
Marion County Lake, east of Marion, is not listed among the state?s affected lakes.