Lake Afton

Lake Afton is closed to all water contact due to a blue-green algae outbreak.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a public health warning Friday for the upcoming weekend and next week. The warning is effective immediately for the entire lake.

Sedgwick County said in a news release that prohibited water contact includes swimming and water skiing. The county said fishing is permitted but fish kept for eating should be prepared using guidelines established by KDHE.

Sedgwick County Commissioners want more flexibility when it comes to deciding how to use land at two parks.

They approved resolutions last week to ask the federal government to lift restrictions on Lake Afton Park and parkland in the northeast part of the county.

The restrictions limit the county’s use and transfer of land at Lake Afton Park because the county accepted a federal grant in 1966 to help pay for a comfort station.