Tag: HABs

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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Utah Lake, Jordan River, Canals Algal Bloom Monitoring 2018

Update May 15, 2018 On April 21, 2018, satellite imagery interpolation suggested cyanobacteria cell counts above the recommended recreational health thresholds. The suspected bloom didn’t appear to be lake-wide and was most pronounced in the northern portion of the lake from Saratoga Springs to Lindon Marina. Sampling Division of Water Quality (DWQ) scientists collected samples …

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HABs Monitoring Updates 2018

Check here for the latest updates on sampling locations, cyanobacteria cell counts, toxin test results, and health advisories on Utah waterbodies. 2018 Updates Utah Lake

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Harmful Algal Blooms Home

Areas with Values above Guidelines Location Last Sample Date Advisory Level Utah Lake May 3, 2018 n/a Map updates coming soon Click for interactive view Harmful algal blooms occur when normally occurring cyanobacteria in the water multiply quickly to form visible colonies or blooms. These blooms sometimes produce potent cyanotoxins that pose serious health risks to humans and …

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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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