Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for the Marais des Cygnes River near Osawatomie, Kansas.
The stream advisory is a result of operation problems at the city of Osawatomie’s wastewater treatment plant.
The advisory has been issued because potential elevated bacteria and contaminants may be present in the Marais des Cygnes River near Osawatomie, Kansas. If you live or have activities near this stream, do not enter the stream or allow children or pets to enter the stream.
KDHE will rescind the advisory once flow recedes and subsequent bacteria testing indicates secondary (wading) contact has been deemed safe.
For further information, please contact Andrew Burkhart, city of Osawatomie, at (785) 760-7237.