Tag: Algae

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Jordan River

Warning Advisory for HABs Issued for Jordan River and Canals

The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) has issued a Warning Advisory for the Jordan River and its canals after samples showed levels of anatoxin-a that exceed the recreation health-based threshold. Health officials advise people to stay out of the water and keep dogs from entering or drinking river water. Toxins present at this level have not been shown to present a health threat to people kayaking or boating on the surface of the river, but recreationists are advised to avoid areas of scum.

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Lindon Marina Closed due to Harmful Algal Bloom

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) closed Utah Lake’s Lindon Marina today due to high cyanobacteria and toxin levels. Samples collected by the Division of Water Quality on August 14, 2018, showed cyanobacteria cell count-concentrations exceeding the recreation health-based threshold for a Danger Advisory and toxin levels for microcystin coming in just below the threshold for a Danger Advisory.

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Lincoln Marina and Lincoln Beach Closed Again due to Harmful Algal Bloom

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) has closed Lincoln Marina and Lincoln Beach after test results showed very high cyanobacteria cell counts and high microcystin levels from a persistent harmful algal bloom that has plagued the area for much of the summer. A Warning Advisory for the rest of the lake remains in place.

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Panguitch Lake Algal Bloom Monitoring 2018

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) observed a cyanobacteria bloom on interpolated satellite imagery and visited Panguitch Lake on August 7, 2018. The monitoring crew visited two sites on the north side of the lake and one site on the south side of the lake.

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Bear River Algal Bloom Monitoring 2018

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) responded on August 1, 2018, to reports of a bloom on the Bear River. The monitoring crew observed a thick bloom in the slow-moving river and met with the Bear River Health Department to coordinate efforts.

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