ALERT: Stream Advisory Issued For Big Blue River After Sewage Leak

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a health advisory to residents living along Big Blue River from Marysville to Tuttle Creek Lake. The advisory is being issued due to a force main break in Marysville that has caused sewage to flow into a tributary of Big Blue River north of the Highway 36 bridge on the west side of Marysville.

KDHE advises individuals to have no contact with Big Blue River at this location until further notice. Residents are also advised to keep their pets from making contact with the water.

KDHE will continue to monitor the situation. An update will be sent once the advisory is lifted.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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