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Pineview Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Warning Advisory

  • Do not swim or water ski in this area.
  • Avoid areas of algae scum when boating.
  • Keep animals away.
  • Do not ingest the water.
  • Clean fish well and discard guts.

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 September 15, 2020

Weber-Morgan Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Pineview Reservoir. On Friday, September 11, 2020, WMHD staff visited the reservoir and observed a bloom of varying magnitude at the main boat ramp, at the end of Old Post Road, Cemetery Beach, and Anderson Cove.

On September 11, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Pineview Reservoir. The monitoring team observed a cyanobacteria bloom (HAB) at the NW Point and the boat ramp. Toxigenic cyanobacteria cell count densities samples were taken and results are pending.

The DWQ HABs monitoring team will return to the reservoir this week to monitor and sample.

Pineview-closeup, September 11, 2020

Pineview, September 11, 2020
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Update September 4, 2020

On August 26, 2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Pineview Reservoir. The monitoring team did not observe a cyanobacteria bloom (HAB) at the Middle Swimming Beach. The team will be out next week to monitor and sample this reservoir.


Update August 19, 2020

On August 19, 2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Pineview Reservoir. The monitoring team observed a cyanobacteria bloom (HAB) at the Middle Swimming Beach and Cemetery Point. Toxigenic cyanobacteria cell count densities samples were taken.

Results delivered from Phycotech on August 28, 2020, show the presence of toxigenic cell count densities below Recreational Health Threshold for an advisory.


Update July 21, 2020

On July 21, 2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Pineview Reservoir. The monitoring team did not observe a cyanobacteria bloom Anderson Cove Beach, Cemetery Point, Middle Inlet Swimming Beach, NW Point, or the West Boat Ramp. The monitoring team will return next month or if there is a report of a suspected HAB.