Jordan River Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Harmful algal bloom monitoring has ended for the season. Regular sampling updates to the Utah Recreational Water Monitoring Map will resume in spring 2021.

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 November 2, 2020

The Utah Division of Water Quality’s water recreation season runs from May 1 through October 31. At this time, no further monitoring or sampling for harmful algal blooms or waterborne pathogens at priority water bodies will be conducted until May 2021.

This does not mean that the potential for harmful algal blooms or waterborne pathogens has ceased. Please remain aware while recreating in or near water bodies and for information on how to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe, please visit:


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.