Do KDHE close lakes with blue-green algae?

No, KDHE does not have the authority to close a lake. However, KDHE does make public health recommendations and advisories based on analytical results. The lake management officials determine whether and when to actually close lakes or beaches. If there are questions about whether a lake is closed, look at the current watch/warnings tab on this website, consult individual lake websites, or call lake management offices for additional information.

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1. Who is involved in HAB monitoring and tracking for KDHE?
2. How does KDHE respond to HABs in recreational waters?
3. Do KDHE close lakes with blue-green algae?
4. How does KDHE decide what lakes to sample?
5. How does KDHE decide what level of advisory to recommend?
6. What are the guidelines for use of a waterbody for each level of the advisory?
7. Where can I get current information about lake advisories?