Echo Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2022

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

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

Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on September 26, 2022

WARNING ADVISORY

Summit County Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Echo Reservoir.

Under a Warning Advisory:

BE CAREFUL: High levels of toxin-producing algae were found in samples collected on 9/26. Harmful toxins may be present in the water.


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on September 21, 2022

WARNING ADVISORY

Summit County Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Echo Reservoir.

Under a Warning Advisory:

BE CAREFUL: Sampling at Echo Reservoir on 9/20 showed lower concentrations of harmful algae than observed previously. Sampling will be repeated next week to assess whether the bloom has cleared up.


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on September 15, 2022

WARNING ADVISORY

Summit County Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Echo Reservoir.

Under a Warning Advisory:

BE CAREFUL: High levels of toxin-producing algae were found in samples collected on 9/12. Harmful toxins may be present in the water.


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on August 15, 2022

OK, but be careful: Samples collected were all below Utah Department of Health recreational thresholds – that’s a good thing! Low numbers of harmful algae species were present so make sure to know how to recognize the signs of a harmful algal bloom and avoid areas of algae scum when recreating.


Monitoring for waterborne pathogens on August 15, 2022

GOOD NEWS: E. coli counts were measured below Utah Department of Health recreational thresholds. Sampling did not indicate the presence of illness-causing waterborne pathogens.

Sites sampled: west of 1500 N. Echo Dam Rd residence, west of 590 N. Main St.


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on August 1, 2022

OK, but be careful: Samples collected were all below Utah Department of Health recreational thresholds – that’s a good thing! Low numbers of harmful algae species were present so make sure to know how to recognize the signs of a harmful algal bloom and avoid areas of algae scum when recreating.


Monitoring for waterborne pathogens on July 20, 2022

GOOD NEWS: E. coli counts were measured below Utah Department of Health recreational thresholds. Sampling did not indicate the presence of illness-causing waterborne pathogens.

Sites sampled: west of 1500 N. Echo Dam Rd residence, west of 590 N. Main St.


Monitoring for waterborne pathogens on June 23, 2022

GOOD NEWS: E. coli counts were measured below Utah Department of Health recreational thresholds. Sampling did not indicate the presence of illness-causing waterborne pathogens.

Sites sampled: West of 1500 N. Echo Dam Rd residence, West of 590 N. Main St.


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on June 23, 2022

GOOD NEWS: Our monitoring team did not see any visible signs of a harmful algal bloom.

Sites Observed: W of 1500 N. Echo Dam Rd residence, and W of 590 N. Main St.


The Division of Water Quality and the Utah Department of Health will monitor this site for waterborne pathogens and harmful algal blooms this summer, beginning in June 2022. We will share updates here.