Otter Creek Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2022

Report a Bloom

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 20, 2022

OK, but be careful: Samples collected the past two weeks have been below Utah Department of Health recreational thresholds – that’s good news! Central Utah Health Department has removed the Warning Advisory from Otter Creek.

Low levels of harmful algae may still be present. Know how to recognize the signs of a harmful algal bloom and avoid areas of algae scum when recreating.


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on September 14, 2022

WARNING ADVISORY

Central Utah Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Otter Creek Reservoir.

Under a Warning Advisory:

BE CAREFUL: Sampling on 9/14 observed the continued presence of harmful algae. Toxins may be present in the water.


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on August 18, 2022

WARNING ADVISORY

Central Utah Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Otter Creek Reservoir.

Under a Warning Advisory:

BE CAREFUL: Sampling on 8/18 found concentrations of toxin-producing algae have again increased to levels above Utah Department of Health thresholds. Harmful toxins may be present in the water.


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on August 10, 2022

WARNING ADVISORY

Central Utah Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Otter Creek Reservoir.

Under a Warning Advisory:

BE CAREFUL: Samples collected were all below Utah Department of Health recreational thresholds – that’s a good thing! However, some toxin-producing algae species were present. We will continue monitoring, please check back for updates. In the meantime, know how to recognize the signs of a harmful algal bloom and avoid areas of algae scum when recreating.


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on July 26, 2022

WARNING ADVISORY

Central Utah Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Otter Creek Reservoir Under a Warning Advisory:

BE CAREFUL: Sampling on 7/26 found concentrations of toxin-producing algae are still high. Harmful algae and toxins may be present at locations across the reservoir.
Sites HABs observed: Tamarisk Point


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on July 22, 2022

WARNING ADVISORY

Central Utah Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Otter Creek Reservoir.

Under a Warning Advisory:

BE CAREFUL: Sampling on 7/18 found concentrations of toxin-producing algae are still high. Harmful algae and toxins may be present at locations across the reservoir.


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on July 18, 2022

WARNING ADVISORY

Central Utah Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Otter Creek Reservoir.

Under a Warning Advisory:

UPDATE: Sampling on 7/11 detected a very high concentration of toxin-producing algae on Otter Creek Reservoir. Harmful algae and toxins may be present at locations across the reservoir.


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on July 6, 2022

HEALTH WATCH

A Health Watch is in effect for Otter Creek Reservoir

BE CAREFUL: A visual survey today showed increasing signs of harmful algae around the reservoir. There may be dangerous toxins in the water. Samples will be collected and analyzed early next week. Check back here for results. In the meantime, we recommend:

Sites HABs observed: Otter Creek State Park beach, Tamarisk Point


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on July 1, 2022

HEALTH WATCH

A Health Watch is in effect for Otter Creek Reservoir

BE CAREFUL: Samples collected at Otter Creek Reservoir on 6/28 showed the presence of toxin-producing algae in low concentrations. Samples for toxins were also collected and results are pending. Take extra care when recreating and:

Sites HABs observed: Otter Creek State Park beach, Tamarisk Point


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on June 28, 2022

HEALTH WATCH

A Health Watch is in effect for Otter Creek Reservoir

BE CAREFUL: Our monitoring team saw visible signs of a harmful algal bloom. There could be algae in the water producing dangerous toxins. We collected samples and results are pending. Check back for updates. In the meantime, we recommend:

Sites HABs observed: Otter Creek State Park beach, Tamarisk Point


Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on June 29, 2022

HEALTH WATCH

BE CAREFUL: Our monitoring team saw visible signs of a harmful algal bloom. There could be algae in the water producing dangerous toxins. We collected samples and results are pending. Check back for updates. In the meantime, we recommend:

Sites HABs observed: Beach access, Tamarisk Point


Monitoring for waterborne pathogens on June 14, 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.


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.