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Utah Lake: Lincoln Beach
E. coli Monitoring 2019

Update June 27, 2019

Response sampling at Lincoln Beach from June 17 to June 27, 2019, showed E. coli levels well below the advisory threshold. The beach was cleared on June 27, 2019, since levels were below the health advisory threshold over two consecutive weeks of sampling.


Update June 13, 2019

A Division of Water Quality (DWQ) monitoring crew detected elevated levels of E. coli on Lincoln Beach on June 5, 2019, during routine sampling. Response sampling the following day showed E. coli levels of 1553 Most Probable Number (MPN) per 100 mL, almost four times higher than the health advisory threshold of >409 MPN per 100 mL. The beach was put under a health advisory by the Utah County Health Department.

Subsequent sampling on June 13, 2019, showed that E. coli levels had dropped, but at 488 MPN per 100 mL, they still remained above the health advisory threshold.

A health advisory for E. coli can be lifted after four consecutive samples over two weeks are below the advisory threshold.