Category: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

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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Other Resources:
Harmful Algal Blooms

General Information National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Harmful Algal Blooms What is a harmful algal bloom? How do we forecast harmful algal blooms? Are all algal blooms harmful? U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms in Water Cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins Health and ecological effects Harmful Algal Blooms and Nutrient Pollution Basic information from the …

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Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Response Plan:
Harmful Algal Blooms

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:
Harmful Algal Blooms

Jump to: Health Advisories and/or Beach Closures Waterbody Sampling (SOPs) Fish and Wildlife Mortality Sampling (SOPs) 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 Recreational Ambient …

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Keeping Tabs on HABs

Summertime means movie sequels. Star Wars, The Avengers and Jurassic Park return to theaters this year. Also making a comeback are harmful algal blooms.

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