By Newton Now Staff
On Friday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment listed Camp Hawk lake under a blue-green algae warning due to a bloom.
Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) produces toxins that can harm or even kill pets and people. It thrives in warm, nutrient-rich waters. The area around the lake remains open but the state asks people to avoid all contact with water, including fishing and boating.
The state listed other area lakes under warnings including Lake Afton and Marion County Lake. Marion County Reservoir is under a blue-green algae watch.