Public Health Advisory Issued for Portion of Smoky Hill River

Junction City, Kan.—The City of Junction City is issuing a public health advisory for the Smoky Hill and Kansas Rivers due to elevated levels of bacteria. The Junction City Southwest Plant staff are repairing their disinfection system which is causing elevated levels of bacteria to be discharged to the River.  The water has been fully treated with the exception of chlorine disinfection.

This health advisory extends through the portion of the Smoky Hill River that combines to form the Kansas River and the Kansas River to the Missouri state line.

Junction City advises individuals to limit contact with the Smoky Hill River downstream of Junction City and the Kansas River until further notice.  Residents are also advised to keep their pets and livestock from making contact with the water.

The advisory will continue until water testing determines this notice can be lifted.


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