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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Stream Advisory Issued for the Kansas River located near Lawrence, Kansas

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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 Kansas River near Lawrence, Kansas. 

The stream advisory is a result of operation problems at a pump station near Bowersock Dam which resulted in a wastewater discharge containing elevated bacteria levels. The City of Lawrence is working to repair the problem. 

The advisory has been issued because potential elevated bacteria and contaminants may be present in the Kansas River near Lawrence, 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 flows recede and subsequent bacteria testing indicates secondary contact has been deemed safe. 

For further information, please contact City Communications at (785) 832-3411. 

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