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Jordan River Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Due to state budget cuts, the harmful algal bloom program is being funded by EPA through a one-time grant. This limits DWQ’s monitoring to 18 priority waterbodies in Utah.

Report a Bloom

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

Call Utah Poison Control Center

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

Update August 14, 2020

  • August 7 toxin results: 0.31 ug/L microcystin (depth-integrated composite)

Update July 19, 2020

The Jordan River in Lehi is under a Health Watch after a Utah State University Water Watch volunteer observed a harmful algal bloom there on July 18, 2020. The Utah County Health Department, Salt Lake County Health Department, and Salt Lake City Public Works have been notified. The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) plans to sample the area within the next seven days.

A Health Watch is not a formal advisory level but rather an indicator that a bloom may exist or become more severe based on available information from DWQ and the Department of Health. Indicators can include visual reports.