Tag: Algal Bloom

Utah Lake

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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Harmful Algal Bloom Spreads in Utah Lake

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) has issued a Warning Advisory for Utah Lake due to toxin levels that exceed health-based thresholds. UCHD advises people, their pets, and other animals to stay out of Provo Bay, Lincoln Marina, Sandy Beach, and the Utah Lake State Park Day Use area.

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Other HABs Resources

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 …

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Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Response Plan

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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Recreational Health Advisory Guidance

Jump to: Health Advisories and/or Beach Closures Guidance for Waterbody Sampling Guidance for Fish and Wildlife Mortality Sampling Fish Consumption from High Cyanobacteria Count Areas There are no official regulatory or health-based standards for safe levels of cyanobacteria or toxins in recreational waters. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a Draft Human Health …

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Planning, Preparation Help DEQ Keep Tabs on HABs

By Suzan Tahir Some of you might have heard about harmful algal blooms (HABs), and some of you might not…yet. But HABs are happening nationwide, mostly in the warm summer months. As you know, we have trillions of bacteria (good bacteria and bad bacteria) living in our gut (gastrointestinal tract), and they coexist until something …

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