Starvation Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2021

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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 October 7, 2021 (HABs)

Samples taken on 10/4/2021 were returned on October 6th. The sample from the day use area contained a toxigenic cell density of 12,650,618 cells/mL of Dolichospermum which is well above the UDWQ/UDOH recommended Warning Advisory threshold of 100,000 cells/mL. DWQ will continue to watch the reservoir closely.

Keep yourself and your family safe during waterborne pathogen contamination.


Update October 4, 2021 (HABs)

The DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Starvation Reservoir on October 4th for routine monitoring. Harmful algal blooms were observed and cyanotoxin and cell density samples were collected. Results are pending.


Update September 28, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens)

On September 21st, Tri-County Health Department visited Starvation Reservoir. All samples taken did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly.


Update September 22, 2021 (HABs)

The DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Starvation Reservoir on September 21st for routine monitoring. Harmful algal blooms were not observed at all sites visited. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were not collected. Routine monitoring will continue monthly.


Update September 3, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens)

On August 17th, Tri-County Health Department visited Starvation Reservoir. All samples taken did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly.


Update August 17, 2021 (HABs)

Samples taken from the reservoir on August 11th contained toxigenic cyanobacteria cell densities below the UDWQ/UDOH recommended Warning Advisory threshold of 100,000 cells/mL. Routine monitoring resume monthly.


Update August 12, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens/HABs)

The DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Starvation Reservoir on August 11thst for routine monitoring. Harmful algal blooms were observed at the day-use area. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were collected and results were pending. HABs were not observed at the Indian Bay day-use area, or Knights Hollow.


Update July 22, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens/HABs)

On July 20th, Tri-County Health Department visited Starvation Reservoir. Samples from near Knights Hollow, Indian Bay Day Use Areas, and the Day Use Area did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly.

The DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Starvation Reservoir on July 21st for routine monitoring. Harmful algal blooms were not observed at the day-use area, the Indian Bay day-use area, or Knights Hollow. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were not collected. Routine monitoring will continue monthly.


Update July 1, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens)

On June 21st, Tri-County Health Department visited Starvation Reservoir. Samples from near Knights Hollow and Indian Bay Day Use Areas did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly.


Update June 18, 2021 (HABs)

The DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Starvation Reservoir on June 17th for routine monitoring. Harmful algal blooms were not observed at the day-use area or at the Indian Bay day-use area. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were not collected. Routine monitoring will continue monthly.


Update June 2, 2021 (HABs/Waterborne Pathogens)

The Division of Water Quality and the Utah Department of Health began monitoring for harmful algal blooms and waterborne pathogens on June 1st, 2021. As UDWQ and UDOH continue to visit and monitor waterbodies, updates will be posted.