Category: Waterborne Pathogens

Deer Creek Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update October 7, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On October 6th, the DWQ waterborne pathogens monitoring team visited Deer Creek Reservoir. Samples taken at Sailboat Beach, Island Park Marina and Rainbow Bay did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly Update October 6, 2021 (HABs) On October 6th, the DWQ HABs monitoring …

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Cutler Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update September 22, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogen) On September 21st, the Utah Water Watch visited Cutler Reservoir. Samples taken at the Benson Marina did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly. Update August 31, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On August 26th, the Utah Water Watch visited Cutler Reservoir. Samples taken near the …

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Cottonwood Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update October 22, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On October 4th, the Tri-County Health Department visited Cottonwood Reservoir. Samples from the southwest side near the boat ramp did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly. Update September 28, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On September 8th, the Tri-County Health Department visited Cottonwood Reservoir. Samples …

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Colorado River Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update October 18, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On October 12th, the Southeast Health Department visited the Colorado River. Samples from the US191 Crossing near Moab and below the Salt Wash at Take Out Beach did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly. Update September 21, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On September 17th, …

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Causey Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update July 13, 2021 On June 30th, Weber-Morgan Health Department visited Causey Reservoir for routine waterborne pathogen monitoring. Samples from the south end inlet, South Fork Ogden Upper Meadow Campground and near Perception Campground did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly. Update June 2nd, 2021 The Division of Water …

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Burt Spring Pond Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update July 14, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On July 7th, the City of Springville visited Burt Spring Pond. Samples contained E. coli levels at 488 MPN/100mL, which is above the UDWQ/UDOH recommended Warning Advisory threshold of 235 MPN. Per Waterborne Pathogen Advisory monitoring protocol, a follow-up sample was taken on July 14th to confirm E. coli …

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Bountiful Pond Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update October 7, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) The Waterborne Pathogens Warning Advisory for Bountiful Pond remains in place. On September 21st, Davis County Health Department visited Bountiful Pond. Samples taken show E. coli levels at 161.6 MPN, which is below the UDWQ/UDOH recommended Warning Advisory threshold of 235 MPN. Routine monitoring will continue monthly. September 3, …

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Blackridge Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update October 21, 2021 (HABs) On October 20th, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Blackridge Reservoir. The monitoring team observed a harmful algal bloom near the beach area. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were collected and results are pending. As UDWQ and UDOH continue to visit and monitor waterbodies, updates will be posted. Update September …

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Big Sand Wash Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update November 1, 2021 (HABs) On October 27th, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Big Sand Wash Reservoir. Harmful algal blooms were not observed. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were collected and results were returned on 11/1/2021. The sample contained a toxigenic cell density below the UDWQ/UDOH recommended Warning Advisory threshold of 100,000 cells/mL. DWQ …

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Bear Lake Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update July 28, 2021 Bear Lake Regional Commission visited Bear Lake for routine waterborne pathogen monitoring on July 26th. All samples did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly. Update June 2, 2021 The Division of Water Quality and Utah Department of Health began monitoring for waterborne pathogens on June …

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Adams Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update October 7, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On September 21st, Davis County Health Department visited Adams Reservoir. Samples from the reservoir did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly. September 3, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On August 26th, Davis County visited Adams Reservoir. Samples from the reservoir did not contain E. coli …

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Deer Valley Ponds Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update September 16, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On September 14th, the DWQ waterborne pathogens monitoring team visited Deer Valley Plaza Pond Resort. Samples taken near the lodge did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly. Update August 13, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On August 9th, the DWQ waterborne pathogens monitoring team visited …

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Highland Glen Pond
E. coli Monitoring 2020

Update November 2, 2020 The Utah Division of Water Quality’s water recreation season runs from May 1 through October 31. At this time, no further monitoring or sampling for harmful algal blooms or waterborne pathogens at priority water bodies will be conducted until May 2021. This does not mean that the potential for harmful algal …

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Farmington Pond
E. coli Monitoring 2020

Update November 2, 2020 The Warning Advisory for Farmington Pond has been removed as a result of the end of the sampling and monitoring recreation season. The Utah Division of Water Quality’s water recreation season runs from May 1 through October 31. At this time, no further monitoring or sampling for harmful algal blooms or …

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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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