Willis Creek Recreational Monitoring 2022

Report a Bloom

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

Call Utah Poison Control Center

Call the Poison Control Center

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

Recreational water quality monitoring has ended for the season on November 4, 2022

We will resume monitoring for harmful algal blooms and waterborne pathogens in summer 2023. HABs may be present in Utah water bodies year-round. If you are recreating, avoid areas of scum, know how to recognize the signs of a harmful algal bloom, and learn how to protect yourself and your family, including dogs.


Monitoring for waterborne pathogens on September 27, 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.


Monitoring for waterborne pathogens on September 8, 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 Bureau of Land Management has removed the Warning Advisory for Willis Creek.


Monitoring for waterborne pathogens on July 21, 2022

WARNING ADVISORY

Bureau of Land Management has issued Warning Advisory for Willis Creek. Testing indicated elevated E. coli levels and an increased likelihood of waterborne pathogens.

BE CAREFUL: E. coli counts were measured above Utah Department of Health recreational thresholds. Exposure to this water may make humans sick. Additional samples are being collected and results will be shared here.

In the meantime, we recommend recreators: