Blue-green algae warning continues for Emporia's Peter Pan Pond Featured

Blue-green algae warning continues for Emporia's Peter Pan Pond Kansas Department of Health and Environment map.

People wanting to enjoy Peter Pan Pond this July 4 weekend will have to consider a blue-green algae warning that remains in place for the foreseeable future.

During algae warnings, water contact should be avoided by humans and animals alike and lake water is not safe for pets or livestock to drink. Fish may be eaten, but only if they are rinsed with clean water and the fillet portion only is consumed. Pets should not eat dried algae because they may get seriously ill or die.

If you see a scum-like or paint-like substance on the water’s surface or if you see bright green water, avoid contact and keep pets away.

This is the second straight week for a blue-green algae warning affecting the pond after a harmful algae bloom was confirmed June 25. Peter Pan Pond is one of four ponds or lakes in a warning in Kansas. Another seven are in a watch.

More information is available online to www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/index.htm

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