State officials close Kansas Lake

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The lake is popular for fishing, swimming and small craft.

The lake is popular for fishing, swimming and small craft.

Veterans Memorial Lake in Arkansas City, Kan., was closed yesterday to boating and fishing activities until further notice.

According to, the state’s department of health and environment is testing for a possible algae bloom, but it has not been officially determined. The state calls the closure a precautionary measure.

In August 2017, the lake was temporarily placed under a Public Health Watch by KDHE for a possible blue-green algae development. 


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