Category: Water Quality

East Canyon Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update September 15, 2020 Weber-Morgan Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for East Canyon Reservoir. On September 11, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited East Canyon Reservoir. The monitoring team observed a cyanobacteria bloom (HAB) at Taylor Hollow. Toxigenic cyanobacteria cell count densities samples were taken and results are pending. Update August 28, 2020 …

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Deer Creek Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update September 21, 2020 Wasatch County Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Deer Creek Reservoir at all public access points. On September 16, 2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Deer Creek Reservoir. The monitoring team observed a harmful algal bloom at Rainbow Bay and Island Park Marina. Cyanotoxin and toxigenic cell density …

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Otter Creek Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update September 4, 2020 On September 02, 2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Otter Creek Reservoir. The monitoring team observed a harmful algal bloom at the midway shore. Cyanotoxin and toxigenic cyanobacteria cell count densities samples were taken and results are pending. Results delivered from Phycotech for samples taken on August 18, 2020, and …

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SARS-CoV-2 Sewage Monitoring

COVID-19 information For information regarding COVID-19 guidance and cases, see the Utah Department of Health COVID-19 information page. LEARN MORE SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19, hereafter referred to as the virus) is shed in feces by infected individuals. Virus concentrations in sewage can be measured by collecting a sample at the inlet of sewage …

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July 22, 2020 Agenda: Water Quality Board

Meeting Materials Packet (684 KB) Minutes (241 KB) Audio Recording Water Quality Board Meeting – Roll Call Funding Requests: Duck Creek Request for Reauthorization (Skyler Davies) Public Comment Period Meeting Adjournment Next Meeting August 26, 2020, at 8:30 am DEQ Board Room 1015 195 North 1950 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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North Fork of the Virgin River Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Toxins Not Detected In Latest Sample Sample Results Pending Toxic Algal Bloom Found, Toxin Results Pending Toxins Above Advisory Thresholds Update September 15, 2020 The Danger Advisory for the North Fork Virgin River inside Zion National Park remains in place. The Warning Advisory for the North Fork Virgin River outside Zion National Park remains in …

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Utah Lake Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Utah County Alerts To sign up for updates go to alerts.utahcounty.gov and create an account. Select contact methods. Create a profile, select location. Choose alert subscription “Utah Lake” under “Utah County Alerts.” Update September 17, 2020 Utah County Health Department has issued a Danger Advisory for the State Park Marina. The marina remains open for …

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June 24, 2020 Agenda: Water Quality Board

Meeting Materials Packet (1 MB) Minutes (101 KB) Audio Recording Minutes: Approval of minutes for April 22, 2020, Water Quality Board Meeting (Jennifer Grant) Executive Secretary’s Report (Erica Gaddis) Sudweeks Award Presentation (Jennifer Grant) Funding Requests: Financial Status Report (Emily Cantón) Summary of Current Financial Assistance Applications (John Mackey) Perry City Request for Loan Refinancing …

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Nonpoint Source Projects and Success Stories

Project Map The Utah Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution Program was created in 1990 to address nonpoint source pollution in the state. Nonpoint source pollution occurs when rain or snow runoff picks up pollutants, contaminants, or excess nutrients and enters rivers, streams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater. The Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and Utah Water Quality …

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Kellerstrass

2020 Public Notice Kellerstrass Ogden AST Bulk Plant Public Notice (11 KB) Close of Comments: July 13, 2020 Public Hearing: None Contact (Email): Wynn John Type: Corrective Action

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Agricultural Voluntary Incentive Program

June 2020 Utah Division of Water Quality in cooperation with The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Contact Hannah Freeze Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (435) 764 -6258 Jim Bowcutt Division of Water Quality (801) 536-4336 The goal of the Agriculture Voluntary Incentive Program (VIP) is to implement practices that can increase crop yields, …

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Farmington Pond
E. coli Monitoring 2020

Update September 3, 2020 Samples collected from Farmington Pond on August 28, 2020, continue to show high levels of E. coli. Concentrations remain above the recreational health advisory threshold of 409 MPN per 100 mL. The health advisory remains in effect. Sample Dates and MPN Values August 28, 2020: 686.7 MPN per 100 mL August …

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