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Posted on: May 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] KDHE Announcement

Caution stay out of kansas waterways

(May 21, 2019) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is cautioning residents to stay out of Kansas waterways because of the recent flooding and associated unsafe water quality conditions.

(KANSAS - May 21, 2019) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is cautioning residents to stay out of Kansas waterways because of the recent flooding and associated unsafe water quality conditions.

In addition to the physical dangers associated with entering swift moving flood waters, the potential for high levels of pathogens in those waters exist. KDHE anticipates elevated levels of pathogens in rivers and streams across the state because of runoff. Additionally, over the past several days, numerous wastewater systems have experienced bypasses of sewage that enter local streams.

Individuals are advised to avoid contact with waterways and to restrict pets and livestock from entering streams and allow flood waters time to recede.

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