Tag: Jordan River

Jordan River and Canals Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

Update November 7, 2019 The Salt Lake County Health Department has removed the Warning Advisory for Millrace Pond. The close of the monitoring season and removal of advisories doesn’t mean HABs are no longer present, but rather that monitoring data won’t be collected during the colder months to verify their presence. HABs can persist throughout …

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Jordan River

Warning Advisory for HABs Issued for Jordan River and Canals

The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) has issued a Warning Advisory for the Jordan River and its canals after samples showed levels of anatoxin-a that exceed the recreation health-based threshold. Health officials advise people to stay out of the water and keep dogs from entering or drinking river water. Toxins present at this level have not been shown to present a health threat to people kayaking or boating on the surface of the river, but recreationists are advised to avoid areas of scum.

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Harmful Algal Blooms: When It Isn’t Good to Be Green

Interview with Ben Holcomb If you’ve ever recreated at one of Utah’s lakes or reservoirs, you’ve probably seen areas where greenish scum was floating on the water or collecting on the shore. What you probably didn’t know — at least until this past week with the closure of Utah Lake — was that this bright-green water …

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The Jordan River Commission: We Speak for the River

By Brian Tonetti, Guest Blogger DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community. If you grew up along the Wasatch Front, chances are you’ve heard about the Jordan River in some way or …

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Red Butte Creek Oil Spill Updates

Links Red Butte Creek Home Updates (detailed) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Monitoring Maps and Locations Mitigation Funds Awarded Spill Analytical Results Timeline Water Chemistry Water, Sediment, and Macroinvertebrate Sampling Results and Summaries Update June 8, 2011: One Year Later June 12, 2011 marks one year since the first Red Butte Creek Oil Spill. Phase 1 …

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Monitoring Maps and Locations:
Red Butte Creek Oil Spill

Monitoring Locations jump to: 300 North at Jordan River (4991900) 800 South 1050 West (Indiana Avenue) (4992050) 900 South at Jordan River Storm Drain (4992057) 1100 East Red Butte Crossing (4992083) 1300 South 900 West (Storm Drain) (4992070) 1700 South at Jordan River (4992290) 1800 North at Jordan River (4991860) 1800 North Cudahy Lane at …

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Mitigation Funds Awarded:
Red Butte Creek Oil Spill

Fourteen projects have been selected to receive full or partial funding for
waterway enhancements on Red Butte Creek and downstream waters. The $3 million in funding
for the projects comes as part of a November 2011 settlement agreement with Chevron Pipe Line
Company, which released crude oil and condensate into Red Butte Creek during June and
December of 2010.

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