Category: Health Advisory Panel

Utah Updated 2020 HAB Guidance

Recently, EPA finalized their guidance as Clean Water Act 304(a) human health criteria, and now, Utah is incorporating these updated thresholds into our guidance. View the Guidance Summary to see updated guidance thresholds or to provide public comment.

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Jordanelle Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

┬áVisit the 2019 Photo Gallery Update November 27, 2019 The Wasatch County Health Department removed the Warning Advisory on Jordanelle Reservoir on November 26, 2019, and took down the advisory signs. The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) visited Jordanelle Reservoir on November 26, 2019. The monitoring crew did not observe signs of cyanobacteria at the …

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Advice for Hunters During Harmful Algal Blooms

Waterfowl hunting season in Utah begins in October, and while hunters are prepared with decoys, dogs, and ammunition, they may not be prepared to recognize and avoid harmful algal blooms (HABs) on Utah waterbodies. On October 31, the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) stops monitoring for HABs as temperatures drop and weather conditions worsen during …

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Strawberry Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

Update November 8, 2019 The Wasatch County Health Department (WCHD) has removed the Warning Advisory on Strawberry Reservoir. Toxin test results received from the Utah Public Health Lab (UPHL) for samples collected by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) on October 24, 2019, at the Narrows on Strawberry Reservoir showed microcystin levels well below the …

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Maybey Pond Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

Update October 31, 2019 Toxin test results received from the Utah Public Health Lab (UPHL) for samples collected on October 17, 2019, and October 25, 2019, at Maybey Pond showed anatoxin-a and microcystin levels well below the recreation health-based threshold for a Warning Advisory. Cyanobacteria cell-count concentration results are pending from PhycoTech. A Warning Advisory …

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Midas Creek
E. coli Monitoring 2019

Update November 22, 2019 The E. coli advisory for Midas Creek was lifted after samples collected by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) at Midas Creek upstream of the Jordan River on October 10, 2019, showed that E. coli levels below the maximum water quality criteria. E. coli advisories are being removed from waterbodies now …

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Holmes Creek Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

Update October 31, 2019 Toxin test results from the Utah Public Health Lab (UPHL) for samples collected on October 17, 2019, and October 25, 2019, at the access to Holmes Creek Reservoir exceeded the recreation health-based threshold for a Warning Advisory for anatoxin-a. Microcystin levels were well below the advisory threshold, and anatoxin-a levels were …

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Panguitch Lake Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

Update November 12, 2019 The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SUPHD) has removed the Warning Advisory for Panguitch Lake. Toxin test results from the Utah Public Health Lab (UPHL) for samples collected by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) on October 24, 2019, at the North Boat Ramp at Panguitch Lake were well below the …

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Newcastle Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

Update November 12, 2019 The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SUPHD) has removed the Warning Advisory for Newcastle Reservoir. Toxin test results from the Utah Public Health Lab (UPHL) for samples collected by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) on October 23, 2019, at the Boat Ramp at Newcastle Reservoir exceeded the recreation health-based threshold …

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