Tag: Algae

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Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Warning Advisory Issued for Scofield Reservoir (2018)

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.

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Lincoln Beach/Marina at Utah Lake Closed Due to Harmful Algal Bloom

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.

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Other Resources:
Harmful Algal Blooms

General Information National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Harmful Algal Blooms What is a harmful algal bloom? How do we forecast harmful algal blooms? Are all algal blooms harmful? U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms in Water Cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins Health and ecological effects Harmful Algal Blooms and Nutrient Pollution Basic information from the …

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Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Response Plan:
Harmful Algal Blooms

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 …

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2020 Recreational Health Advisory Guidance for Harmful Algal Blooms

In 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepared draft human health guidance on the potential health effects of recreational exposure to microcystin and cylindrospermopsin, two cyanotoxins found in harmful algal blooms. The new guidance uses the latest scientific information on adverse human health effects from exposure to cyanotoxins and cyanobacteria and includes guidance on the …

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Keeping Tabs on HABs

Summertime means movie sequels. Star Wars, The Avengers and Jurassic Park return to theaters this year. Also making a comeback are harmful algal blooms.

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Recreation During Harmful Algal Blooms

Jump to: Children Pets Fishing Water Algal blooms occur most frequently in nutrient-rich waters during hot, calm weather. Many lakes and reservoirs in Utah are subject to these conditions during the summer and early fall. Toxic blooms in recreational waters can cause illness in humans and kill livestock and pets that drink the water. The …

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