The Southeast Health Department issued a harmful algal bloom (HAB) Warning Advisory for Scofield Reservoir after Division of Water Quality (DWQ) samples showed that cyanobacteria cell counts and anatoxin-a levels exceeded health-based thresholds. The Madsen Bay Boat Ramp, Mountain View Boat Ramp, and Boy Scout Camp show the heaviest bloom activity.Read More
Update July 16, 2018 DWQ received cell-count concentrations late Friday afternoon for samples collected July 10, 2018, on Scofield Reservoir. All samples were dominated by or exclusively Dolichospermum, a genus of cyanobacteria known to produce toxins. With the exception of the North Arm sample, cyanobacteria cell-counts at sampling locations exceeded recreational health-based thresholds. Counts were …Read More
The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) closed the Lincoln Marina due to exceptionally high cyanobacteria cell-count concentrations. UCHD also posted Danger/Closure signs in the Lincoln Beach area of Utah Lake.
Swedes Access (Provo Bay), the State Park Day Use Area, and Sandy Beach areas continue to be under a Warning Advisory.Read More
Update June 27, 2018 Toxin strip testing performed by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) near the main boat launch at Rockport State Marina on June 20, 2018, showed microcystin levels exceeding the recommended recreational health-based thresholds for microcystins. Follow-up testing by the Utah Public Health Lab (UPHL) and Utah Department of Agriculture and Food …Read More
General Information Harmful Algal Blooms | Nutrient Pollution | US EPA Basic information from the EPA on HABs plus national and state partner resources Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms in Water | US EPA Cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins Health and ecological effects Detection Causes and prevention State resources Control and treatment Harmful Algal Blooms – National Oceanic and Atmospheric …Read More
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) has developed a Response Plan to inform, educate, and engage with agricultural producers when water-quality issues arise from HABs. Quick response and notification of farmers and ranchers about the possible harmful effects of HABs to their crops and livestock will help them make critical decisions regarding water …Read More