Category: Great Salt Lake

Selenium Program

The first numeric water quality standard for selenium for Great Salt Lake was established in State rule (UAC R317-2-14) in November, 2008 and was approved by US Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 on December 12, 2011. This selenium water quality standard of 12.5 mg/kg is a tissue-based standard based on the complete egg/embryo of aquatic-dependent …

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Egg Monitoring:
Selenium Program

Summary of Utah Division of Water Quality 2010 Great Salt Lake Shorebird Egg Monitoring: Selenium Concentrations and Embryo Abnormalities In March 2010, the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) contracted with Dr. John Cavitt, from the Avian Ecology Laboratory at Weber State University, to collect and analyze shorebird eggs for selenium. The eggs were collected as …

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Great Salt Lake Monitoring Program

Routine water-quality data collection helps the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) take appropriate actions to protect Great Salt Lake’s (GSL) beneficial uses. DWQ’s GSL monitoring program is designed to detect potential changes in water quality conditions, support the development of numeric and narrative water quality standards, guide discharge permitting decisions, and assess beneficial use attainment …

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Great Salt Lake Discharge Permitting Program

General Permitting Program The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) requires and issues Utah Pollution Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) permits to all entities that discharge pollutants from a point source to waters of the state, including discharges of domestic and industrial wastewater along with more diffuse sources like stormwater. For domestic and industrial dischargers, these permits …

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