Tag: Algal Bloom

  • 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…

  • Recreational Health Advisory Guidance for Waterborne Pathogens

    Local health departments (LHDs) in Utah have the authority to post a health advisory. LHDs use recreational health thresholds to determine if and when E. coli levels indicate a human health risk. The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) supports LHDs monitoring efforts, and along with the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), makes…

  • Recreational Health Advisory Guidance for Harmful Algal Blooms

    Local health departments (LHDs) in Utah have the authority to post health advisories and close water bodies. LHDs use recreational health thresholds established by the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to determine if and when a bloom presents a human health risk. The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) supports LHDs through a…

  • Other Resources: Harmful Algal Blooms

    General Information Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) World Health Organization (WHO) Other Health Effects WHO: Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water: A guide to their public health consequences, monitoring and management (1999)Comprehensive summary of the scientific understanding of cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins, harmful algal…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Harmful Algal Bloom or Green Ooze? Call DEQ

    By Donna Kemp Spangler It was like a scene from Ghostbusters: a mysterious green ooze was bubbling up from a street drain in a Bluffdale neighborhood on July 21, prompting a social media frenzy that it was somehow connected to the harmful algal bloom that had engulfed Utah Lake and spread throughout the Jordan River…

  • Water Quality: Sampling Confirms Toxic Bloom

    By Hilary Arens If you’ve ever recreated at one of Utah’s lakes or reservoirs during the late summer or early fall, you’ve probably seen areas where greenish scum was floating on the water or collecting on the shore. What you probably didn’t know was that this bright-green water is a sign of an algal bloom.…

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