Advisory lifted at Perry Lake, experts still advise caution

Samples taken by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have concluded that hazardous conditions for Perry Lake have been rescinded and the Public Health Advisory can be lifted.On July 15, KDHE issued a Public Health Warning for the body of water. A Public Health Warning indicates that water conditions are unsafe and direct water contact (wading, skiing, and swimming) should not occur. KDHE staff continued to conduct weekly tests, and hazardous conditions at the lake July 21 were downgraded to an advisory.

The advisory was lifted July 28, but KDHE staff wants to urge visitors to the lake to continue to take precautions.

“Our testing showed that there are no high areas of concern at the moment,” explained Tom Langer, director for the Bureau of Environmental Health. “That said, if you see any green material floating in the water, you, and especially your pets, should avoid it. Areas like Rock Creek could potentially develop small clusters of blue green algae.”

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