Veterans Memorial Lake closed to boating, fishing activities
Closure is temporary while KDHE investigates; walking trail remains open
Veterans Memorial Lake, located at 1401 S. Sixth St., has been closed temporarily to the public while state authorities investigate the water quality of the lake.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is conducting testing and looking into the matter. While it is possible that an algae bloom has developed, that has not been officially determined at this time.
This closure is just a precautionary measure. The City of Arkansas City will provide an update once KDHE has made its determination.
Until then, the lake is closed to boating and fishing activities.
The walking trail remains open to the public, however.
UPDATE (Aug. 24, 2017): KDHE is putting Veterans Memorial Lake under a Public Health Watch for possible blue-green algae development. This Watch will be posted on the barricades at the lake. For more information, click here.