Category: Health Advisory Panel

Scofield Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2018

Update July 20, 2018 The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) received toxin test results on July 19, 2018, from samples collected on July 16, 2018. Cyanobacteria cell-count concentrations were quite high, particularly at the Madsen Boat Ramp, and exceeded recreational health-based thresholds at all sample sites. While cell-count concentrations increased between July 10 and July …

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Harmful Algal Bloom Spreads in Utah Lake

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) has issued a Warning Advisory for Utah Lake due to toxin levels that exceed health-based thresholds. UCHD advises people, their pets, and other animals to stay out of Provo Bay, Lincoln Marina, Sandy Beach, and the Utah Lake State Park Day Use area.

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Rockport Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2018

Update June 27, 2018 Toxin strip testing performed by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) near the main boat launch at Rockport State Marina on June 20, 2018, showed microcystin levels exceeding the recommended recreational health-based thresholds for microcystins. Follow-up testing by the Utah Public Health Lab (UPHL) and Utah Department of Agriculture and Food …

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Other HABs Resources

General Information Harmful Algal Blooms | Nutrient Pollution | US EPA Basic information from the EPA on HABs plus national and state partner resources Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms in Water | US EPA Cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins Health and ecological effects Detection Causes and prevention State resources Control and treatment Harmful Algal Blooms – National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

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Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Response Plan

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) has developed a Response Plan to inform, educate, and engage with agricultural producers when water-quality issues arise from HABs. Quick response and notification of farmers and ranchers about the possible harmful effects of HABs to their crops and livestock will help them make critical decisions regarding water …

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Recreational Health Advisory Guidance

Jump to: Health Advisories and/or Beach Closures Guidance for Waterbody Sampling Guidance for Fish and Wildlife Mortality Sampling Fish Consumption from High Cyanobacteria Count Areas There are no official regulatory or health-based standards for safe levels of cyanobacteria or toxins in recreational waters. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a Draft Human Health …

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