Category: Health Advisory Panel

Examples of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) can appear in various shades of green or blue and form scum, foam, or mats. Blooms can also resemble spilled paint, green globules, or grass clippings. Some blooms may not be visible on the surface of the water at all times if they rise and fall in the water column …

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Otter Creek Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

Update December 5, 2019 The Central Utah Public Health Department has removed the Warning Advisory for Otter Creek Reservoir. Toxin test results received from the Utah Public Health Lab for samples collected by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) on November 19, 2019, at the State Park Ramp at Otter Creek Reservoir were well below …

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Mantua Reservoir

Visit the 2019 Photo Gallery Update November 7, 2019 The Bear River Health Department (BRHD) has removed the Danger and Warning Advisories on Mantua Reservoir. Toxin test results received from the Utah Public Health Lab (UPHL) for samples collected by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) at the dock near the dam on October 25, …

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Protect Your Dog During Harmful Algal Blooms

Dogs can be exposed to toxins by skin contact with water contaminated with cyanobacteria or toxin(s), when swallowing water while playing in the water, or by licking it off fur or hair. If you suspect your dog has been exposed to a toxic algal bloom, please seek immediate veterinary care. Animals may exhibit the following …

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Yuba Lake Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

Visit the 2019 Photo Gallery Update December 5, 2019 The Central Utah Public Health Department has removed the Warning Advisory for Yuba Lake. Toxin test results received from the Utah Public Health Lab for samples collected by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) on November 18, 2019, at the West Boat Ramp at Yuba Lake …

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Syracuse Pond
E. coli Monitoring 2019

Update January 8, 2020 Follow-up samples collected by the Davis County Health Department (DCHD) at Syracuse Pond in September, October, and November 2019 showed E. coli levels decreasing to levels well below the maximum water quality standard. Utah uses the Most Probable Number (MPN) method to estimate the concentration of E. coli in a water …

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Jordan River and Canals Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

Update November 7, 2019 The Salt Lake County Health Department has removed the Warning Advisory for Millrace Pond. The close of the monitoring season and removal of advisories doesn’t mean HABs are no longer present, but rather that monitoring data won’t be collected during the colder months to verify their presence. HABs can persist throughout …

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