Category: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Panguitch Lake Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update August 19, 2020 Panguitch Lake was sampled 8/12/2020 and had a concentration (14K cells/ml) of toxigenic cyanobacteria (Microcystis) which is below the recommended Warning advisory level (100K cells/ml). However, because elevated levels of toxigenic cyanobacteria have been quantified, we are highlighting this result as a Health Watch. A Health Watch is not a formal …

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Andy Adams Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update August 21, 2020 Davis County Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Andy Adams Reservoir due to observations of an increase in magnitude of a harmful algal bloom along the west side of the reservoir. Davis County Health Department is posting signs at access points along the reservoir. Update August 19, 2020 Andy …

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Mantua Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update September 2, 2020 Monitoring and Sampling Update: On 8/26/2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Mantua Reservoir. The monitoring team observed a harmful algal bloom at the beach that appeared as grass clippings on or within the water surface and/or water column. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were collected. Results show toxigenic cyanobacteria cell …

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Strawberry River Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update July 19, 2020 The Strawberry River Day Use Area is under a Health Watch after a recreator observed decaying harmful algal bloom (HAB) material along the shoreline and in the water on July 18, 2020. Wasatch County Health Department has been notified. The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) plans to sample the area within …

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Jordan River Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update August 14, 2020 August 7 toxin results: 0.31 ug/L microcystin (depth-integrated composite) Update July 19, 2020 The Jordan River in Lehi is under a Health Watch after a Utah State University Water Watch volunteer observed a harmful algal bloom there on July 18, 2020. The Utah County Health Department, Salt Lake County Health Department, …

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Kents Lake Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update July 9, 2020 Kents Lake is currently under a Health Watch after a recreator observed decaying harmful algal bloom (HAB) material in the water and along the shoreline on June 16, 2020. A Health Watch is not a formal advisory level but rather an indicator that a bloom may exist or become more severe …

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Yuba Lake Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update August 24, 2020 Central Utah Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Yuba Lake and is working with the State Park to post signs. Sampling Update: On 08/21/2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Yuba Lake. The monitoring team observed a harmful algal bloom at North Beach, East Beach, and Oasis Campground that …

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Piute Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update August 19, 2020 Piute Reservoir was sampled on 8/11/2020 and had a cell concentration (21K cells/ml) of toxigenic cyanobacteria which is below the recommended advisory level (100K cells/ml). However, due to these levels a Health Watch remains. Update August 14, 2020 August 5 cyanobacteria cell count results: 4747 cells/ml Update July 9, 2020 Piute …

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Kent’s Lake Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update July 9, 2020 Kent’s Lake is currently under a Health Watch after a recreator observed decaying harmful algal bloom (HAB) material in the water and along the shoreline on June 16, 2020. A Health Watch is not a formal advisory level but rather an indicator that a bloom may exist or become more severe …

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Scofield Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update September 2, 2020 Monitoring Update: On September 9, 2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Scofield Reservoir. The monitoring team observed a harmful algal bloom that appeared as grass clippings on or within the water surface and/or water column at Madsen Bay, Mountain View, near the dam, DWR Angler’s Access, and the SW beach. …

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Starvation Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update August 12, 2020 On August 12, 2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Starvation Reservoir. The monitoring team did not observe a cyanobacteria bloom (HAB) at Indian Bay Day Use Area or Knights Hollow Day Use Area. The monitoring team will return next month or if there is a report of a suspected HAB. …

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Strawberry Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update September 21, 2020 Wasatch County Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Strawberry Reservoir at all public access points. On September 16, 2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Strawberry Reservoir. The monitoring team observed a harmful algal bloom at the Day Use Marina. Cyanotoxin and toxigenic cell density samples were collected. Results …

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Rockport Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update September 21, 2020 Summit County Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Rockport Reservoir. Toxigenic cell count density results from samples taken on September 16, 2020 were delivered by Phycotech on September 21, 2020. Results show toxigenic cell count densities more than 10 times greater than the DWQ/DOH Recreational Health Threshold for an …

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Pineview Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update September 15, 2020 Weber-Morgan Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Pineview Reservoir. On Friday, September 11, 2020, WMHD staff visited the reservoir and observed a bloom of varying magnitude at the main boat ramp, at the end of Old Post Road, Cemetery Beach, and Anderson Cove. On September 11, the DWQ HABs …

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Payson Lakes Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update September 17, 2020 Utah County Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Big East Lake. On September 8, 2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Payson Lakes. The monitoring team observed a harmful algal bloom at Big East Lake. Cyanotoxin and toxigenic cyanobacteria cell count densities samples were taken. Results delivered from Phycotech …

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