Category: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Deer Creek Reservoir Algal Bloom 2017

Update November 15, 2017 The Wasatch County Health Department saw a decrease in cyanobacteria levels at Deer Creek Reservoir over the last few weeks. The health department collected samples at Island Resort and Charleston Day Use Area on November 14, 2017. The sampler reported no visual evidence of current cyanobacteria blooms aside from some dried …

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Drinking Water FAQs:
Harmful Algal Blooms

Toxins from harmful algal blooms (HABs) can enter drinking water supplies from surface water sources or ground water sources supplied by surface water. An increase in the incidence of HABs around the country has prompted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue guidelines and recommendations for cyanotoxin values in drinking water and recommendations for public …

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Contact Information:
Harmful Algal Blooms

If you believe you have been exposed to a harmful algal bloom and are experiencing symptoms such as stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, fever, muscle weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your physician or the Utah Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222 immediately. If your pet displays symptoms such as seizures, vomiting, or diarrhea after contact …

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Utah Lake Algal Bloom October 2014

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) was notified by the Utah County Health Department on Monday, October 6, 2014, that a dog had died over the weekend after swimming and consuming water near the Lindon Marina on Utah Lake. Algal blooms in the lake are the suspected source of the toxic cyanobacteria that may be …

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