Warning issued for VA lake

Staff report

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a public health advisory for a lake on the grounds of the Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth.

KDHE has placed Lake Jeanette on a warning status because of the presence of blue-green algae, according to a news release from the state agency.

The lake at the Department of Veterans Affairs campus in Leavenworth previously was on a watch status, but it was elevated to warning status Thursday.

According to the KDHE, a warning status indicates conditions are unsafe for human and pet exposure. Contact with the water should be avoided.