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Strawberry 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 21, 2020

Wasatch County Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Strawberry Reservoir at all public access points.

On September 16, 2020, the DWQ HABs monitoring team visited Strawberry Reservoir. The monitoring team observed a harmful algal bloom at the Day Use Marina. Cyanotoxin and toxigenic cell density samples were collected.

Results delivered from Phycotech Lab on September 21, 2020 show toxigenic cell count densities at 146,072 cells/mL, which is above the DWQ/DOH Recreational Health Threshold for an advisory.

Cyanotoxin results delivered from UDAF lab show microcystin concentrations below detection.

Strawberry Reservoir Day Use Closeup

Strawberry Reservoir Day Use Closeup