Update November 2, 2020
The Utah Division of Water Quality’s water recreation season runs from May 1 through October 31. At this time, no further monitoring or sampling for harmful algal blooms or waterborne pathogens at priority water bodies will be conducted until May 2021.
This does not mean that the potential for harmful algal blooms or waterborne pathogens has ceased. Please remain aware while recreating in or near water bodies and for information on how to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe, please visit:
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).