Tag: Scofield Reservoir

Scofield Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2022

Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on November 2, 2022 WARNING ADVISORY Southeast Utah Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Scofield Reservoir. BE CAREFUL: Monitoring at Scofield Reservoir on 10/19 indicated high concentrations of harmful algae throughout the water body. Toxins may be in the water. Additional sampling updates will not be available until …

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Scofield Reservoir Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update October 21, 2021 (HABs) The Danger Advisory for Scofield Reservoir remains in place. On October 20th, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Scofield Reservoir. Harmful algal blooms were observed and cyanotoxin and cell density samples were collected. Samples taken from the reservoir shoreline were returned on 10/21/2021 showing toxigenic cell density results of 2,973,219 …

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Scofield Reservoir 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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Scofield Reservoir Algal Bloom 2016

Update: October 11, 2016 The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) has suspended harmful algal bloom (HAB) data collection. The Southeast Utah Health Department continues to conduct weekly visits to the reservoir to observe conditions. A CAUTION advisory remains on the reservoir and will likely remain until the end of October. Update: September 26, 2016 Cyanobacteria …

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Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Warning Advisory Issued for Scofield Reservoir (2018)

The Southeast Health Department issued a harmful algal bloom (HAB) Warning Advisory for Scofield Reservoir after Division of Water Quality (DWQ) samples showed that cyanobacteria cell counts and anatoxin-a levels exceeded health-based thresholds. The Madsen Bay Boat Ramp, Mountain View Boat Ramp, and Boy Scout Camp show the heaviest bloom activity.

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