Category: Health Advisory Panel

Stormwater Ponds and Irrigation Canals

A local pond or irrigation canal that looks inviting for a quick swim on a hot summer day may contain waterborne pathogens that can make people sick. The public, particularly children, often view urban and suburban ponds and irrigation canals as play areas, but they aren’t. Stormwater Ponds Stormwater detention and retention ponds control flooding, …

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Rockport Reservoir: Pinery Picnic Area
E. coli Monitoring 2020

Update May 28, 2020 The Division of Water Quality conducted follow-up sampling on May 27, 2020, at the Pinery Picnic Area at Rockport Reservoir. E coli values in these samples were 25.9 Most Probable Number (MPN) per 100 milliliters (mL), well below the health advisory threshold of 409 MPN per 100 mL. Summit County Health …

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Jordanelle Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

 Visit 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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