Tag: Jordan River

Jordan River Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update November 2, 2020 The Utah Division of Water Quality’s water recreation season runs from May 1 through October 31. At this time, no further monitoring or sampling for harmful algal blooms or waterborne pathogens at priority water bodies will be conducted until May 2021. This does not mean that the potential for harmful algal …

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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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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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Monitoring Maps and Locations:
Red Butte Creek Oil Spill

Monitoring Maps Jordan River Small Overview (264 KB) Jordan River Panel 1 North (458 KB) Jordan River Panel 1 South (465 KB) Jordan River Panel 2 North (337 KB) Jordan River Panel 2 South (359 KB) Red Butte Creek Small Overview (172 KB) Red Butte Creek Northeast Panel (359 KB) Red Butte Creek Southwest Panel …

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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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