Tag: Colorado River

Colorado River Recreational Monitoring

Updates: September 11, 2023: Waterborne pathogen (E. coli) monitoring update GOOD NEWS: E. coli counts were measured below Utah Department of Health recreational thresholds. Sampling suggests that the water is safe from harmful bacteria and viruses. Site sampled: US 191 Crossing near Moab, take out beach near Salt Wash August 24, 2023: Waterborne pathogen (E. …

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Colorado River Recreational Monitoring 2022

Recreational water quality monitoring has ended for the season on November 4, 2022 We will resume monitoring for harmful algal blooms and waterborne pathogens in summer 2023. HABs may be present in Utah water bodies year-round. If you are recreating, avoid areas of scum, know how to recognize the signs of a harmful algal bloom, …

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Colorado River Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update October 18, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On October 12th, the Southeast Health Department visited the Colorado River. Samples from the US191 Crossing near Moab and below the Salt Wash at Take Out Beach did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly. Update September 21, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On September 17th, …

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