Trip Advisor

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are advising people to avoid contact with the Arkansas River from central Wichita to the Oklahoma state line because of high levels of bacteria.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a public health advisory late Friday and says pets and livestock should also be kept away from the river. KDHE says there's also been a fish kill in a section of the river where the water is black and has a strong odor.