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Scofield Reservoir 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 September 2, 2020

Monitoring Update: On September 9, 2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Scofield Reservoir. The monitoring team observed a harmful algal bloom that appeared as grass clippings on or within the water surface and/or water column at Madsen Bay, Mountain View, near the dam, DWR Angler’s Access, and the SW beach. Cyanotoxin and cell density samples were collected and results are pending.


Update August 19, 2020

Scofield Reservoir was sampled on August 12, 2020, and had a concentration (2K cells/ml) of toxigenic cyanobacteria which is below the recommended advisory level (100K cells/ml).