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Panguitch Lake Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Due to state budget cuts, the harmful algal bloom program is being funded by EPA through a one-time grant. This limits DWQ’s monitoring to 18 priority waterbodies in Utah.

Report a Bloom

24-Hour DEQ Environment Incidents Line: (801) 536-4123

Call Utah Poison Control Center

If you believe you or your pet have been exposed to a harmful algal bloom, call (800) 222-1222.

Update August 19, 2020

Panguitch Lake was sampled 8/12/2020 and had a concentration (14K cells/ml) of toxigenic cyanobacteria (Microcystis) which is below the recommended Warning advisory level (100K cells/ml). However, because elevated levels of toxigenic cyanobacteria have been quantified, we are highlighting this result as a Health Watch.

A Health Watch is not a formal recreational advisory, but rather an indicator that a bloom may exist or become more severe. Indicators can include visual reports, but in this case observations were quantified in a laboratory. Toxin results are pending.