Echo Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2021

Report a Bloom

24-Hour DEQ Environment Incidents Line: (801) 536-4123

Call Utah Poison Control Center

Poison Control (800) 222-1222

If you believe you or your pet have been exposed to a harmful algal bloom, call (800) 222-1222.

Update August 31, 2021 (HABs)

Samples taken from the reservoir on Aug 26, 2021 show toxigenic cell density results below UDWQ/UDOH recommended Warning Advisory threshold of 100,000 cells/mL. Routine monitoring will resume monthly.


Update August 27, 2021 (HABs)

The DWQ HABs monitoring team re-visited Echo Reservoir on August 26th. Harmful algal blooms were observed at Echo Resort Boat Launch and west of the 1500 N Echo Dam Residence. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were collected, and results are pending.


Update August 6, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens)

On August 2nd, the Tri-County Health Department visited Echo Reservoir. Samples from the west of 1500 N. Echo Dam Rd contained 727 MPN/100 mL E. coli, which is above recreational thresholds. Follow-up samping will occur as soon as possible.

The DWQ HABs monitoring team re-visited Echo Reservoir on August 5th. Harmful algal blooms were not observed at all sites visited. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were not collected.


Update July 16, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens)

On July 13th, the DWQ waterborne pathogens team visited as well. Samples did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly.


Update July 14, 2021 (HABs)

The DWQ HABs monitoring team re-visited Echo Reservoir on July 13th. Harmful algal blooms were observed at Echo Resort Boat Launch and west of the 1500 N Echo Dam Residence. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were collected, and results are pending.


Update June 11, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens)

On June 3rd, the DWQ waterborne pathogens team visited as well. Samples taken near Echo Resort Boat Launch did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly.


Update June 4, 2021

On June 3rd, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Echo Reservoir. The monitoring team did not observe a harmful algal bloom. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were not collected. As UDWQ and UDOH continue to visit and monitor waterbodies, updates will be posted.