Tag: Willard Bay

Willard Bay Recreational Monitoring 2022

Monitoring for harmful algal blooms on August 4, 2022 HEALTH WATCH A Health Watch is in effect for Willard Bay. BE CAREFUL: There are visible signs of a harmful algal bloom. There could be algae in the water producing dangerous toxins. We collected samples and the results are pending. Check back for updates. In the …

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Willard Bay Recreational Monitoring 2021

Update October 27, 2021 (Waterborne Pathogens) On October 25th, the DWQ waterborne pathogens monitoring team visited Willard Bay. Samples from Eagle Beach, Pelican Beach, the Pond and Willard Bay State Park Marina Beach did not contain E. coli above recreational thresholds. Routine sampling will continue monthly. Update October 25, 2021 (HABs) On October 25th, the …

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Utah Attorney General’s Office: Meet the Environment Section

By Craig Anderson, 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. What do attorneys do for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)? What is our role? What are our successes? I …

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Willard Bay Diesel Fuel Spill

By John Whitehead The Willard Bay Diesel Fuel Spill in March 2013, was certainly not a welcome event for anybody—not for Chevron, not for DEQ, and certainly not for Willard Bay State Park, the folks who recreate there, and the animal and plant life that call the reservoir “home.” The cleanup was essentially complete in …

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Spills Response: Because Oil and Water Shouldn’t Mix

By Walt Baker The one-year anniversary of the Willard Bay diesel spill last month was a sobering reminder of the environmental damage our waterways suffer when oil or chemicals spill into our lakes and streams. While the “hero beavers” did their part to help save the day last year, the folks in our division were …

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