Tag: Utah Lake

  • Utah Lake Recreational Monitoring

    Updates: December 4, 2023: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update Recreational monitoring has ended for the season. Monitoring will resume in summer 2024. Waterborne pathogen or harmful algal bloom concerns may still arise at this waterbody. Know what to look for and check before recreating. Saratoga Springs Marina: Health Watch October 23, 2023: Harmful algal…

  • Science Panel Meetings:
    Utah Lake Water Quality Study

    The Science Panel is a disciplinary-based panel whose members have scientific expertise relevant to Utah Lake. The Panel identifies data gaps, provides recommendations to the Steering Committee, oversees research activities, and implements a process for independent peer review, among other responsibilities. Next Meeting Science Panel Meeting Past Meetings

  • Steering Committee Meeting Updates:
    Utah Lake Water Quality Study

    Steering Committee meetings take place on an as-needed basis following the phased study approach. The timing of Steering Committee meetings is based on the project timeline, Science Panel findings, and public outreach efforts. Next Meeting Steering Committee Meeting TBD Past Meetings

  • Utah Lake Science Panel:
    Utah Lake Water Quality Study

    The Utah Lake Science Panel was established by the Steering Committee in 2018 to provide independent and unbiased scientific advice to the Steering Committee. Science Panel members were selected to provide a full range of scientific expertise relevant to the unique characteristics of Utah Lake. The Science Panel is charged with guiding the development of…

  • Science Panel Membership:
    Utah Lake Water Quality Study

    The membership expertise of the Science Panel for the Utah Lake Water Quality Study.

  • Steering Committee Membership:
    Utah Lake Water Quality Study

    Utah Lake Water Quality Study Steering Committee membership details including stakeholder interest, affiliation, and contact info.

  • Utah Lake Steering Committee:
    Utah Lake Water Quality Study

    The Utah Lake Water Quality Study Steering Committee is a 16-member committee representing a diverse group of stakeholders interested in protecting and improving water quality in Utah Lake through a collaborative, transparent, and consensus-based decision-making process. The Steering Committee was formed in 2016 by a stakeholder-led initiative to establish a formal process by which committee…

  • Phase 3: Implementation Planning for Phase 2 Criteria:
    Utah Lake Water Quality Study

    During the implementation planning phase of the study, the Steering Committee will review the recommendations of the Science Panel and formulate a plan that achieves and/or maintains water quality protective of designated beneficial uses while also balancing costs and benefits. During this review, the Steering Committee will:

  • Utah Lake, Jordan River, Canals Algal Bloom 2016

    Update: October 11, 2016 The last few samples taken at Utah Lake showed minimal cyanobacteria cell concentrations. The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) has suspended harmful algal bloom (HAB) data collection until or unless it receives reports of deteriorating conditions from field crews visiting the lake weekly or members of the public. Three buoys collecting…

  • Phase 2: Criteria Development:
    Utah Lake Water Quality Study

    The Steering Committee and Science Panel will evaluate the factors that impact the lake’s designated beneficial uses, including the factors that lead to harmful algal blooms on Utah Lake, during Phase 2 of the Study. This evaluation will guide additional research needed to address data gaps and develop site-specific numeric criteria for phosphorus and lake…

  • Model Development:
    Utah Lake Water Quality Study

    The selection and development of a water quality model of Utah Lake were initiated as part of the Utah Lake Water Quality Study. The primary objective of the model is to function as a decision-support and water-quality management tool to address eutrophication in Utah Lake. Key objectives for the Utah Lake nutrient model: A secondary…

  • Nutrient Loading Analysis:
    Utah Lake Water Quality Study

    Watershed delivery of flow and nutrient loading to Utah Lake are important for understanding how nutrients are processed in the lake and the resulting water quality of the lake. Simulations of in-lake water-quality conditions will use a series of in-lake water-quality and hydrodynamic models (EFDC and WASP). Since these models do not explicitly simulate delivery…

  • Utah Lake, Jordan River, Canals Algal Bloom 2017

    Update November 1, 2017 The sampling season for Utah Lake is coming to a close. The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) will conduct its monthly sampling later in November, but BYU researchers have concluded their weekly sampling of the lake for the season. The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) will begin removing warning signs from…

  • Water Quality Assessment and Analysis:
    Utah Lake Water Quality Study

    The Phase 1 Water Quality Assessment and Analysis had two primary objectives: DWQ performed a baseline analysis of several relevant water-quality parameters, trophic state indices (TSI), and lake-elevation data. The process included analyses of spatial and temporal patterns in water quality, relationships among water-quality parameters and TSIs, and relationships between water-quality parameters and lake elevation.…

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