Tag: Panguitch Lake

Panguitch Lake Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update October 8, 2021 (HABs) The Southwest Utah Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Panguitch Lake. Samples from 9/27/2021 were returned on October 7th with a toxigenic cell density of nearly 10,000,000 cell/mL at the surface which is above UDWQ/UDOH recommended Warning Advisory threshold of 100,000 cells/mL. DWQ will continue to watch the …

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Panguitch Lake 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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Panguitch Lake Algal Bloom Monitoring 2019

Update November 12, 2019 The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SUPHD) has removed the Warning Advisory for Panguitch Lake. Toxin test results from the Utah Public Health Lab (UPHL) for samples collected by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) on October 24, 2019, at the North Boat Ramp at Panguitch Lake were well below the …

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Panguitch Lake Closed Due to High Toxin Levels

The Southwestern Utah Health Department has issued a Danger Advisory/Closure for Panguitch Lake based on extremely high toxin levels in the lake from an ongoing cyanobacteria bloom. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) contacted livestock operators in the area to recommend they prevent their cattle from drinking water from the reservoir and downstream sources.

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Panguitch Lake Algal Bloom Monitoring 2018

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) observed a cyanobacteria bloom on interpolated satellite imagery and visited Panguitch Lake on August 7, 2018. The monitoring crew visited two sites on the north side of the lake and one site on the south side of the lake.

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