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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Utah Lake Algal Bloom Warning


The Utah County Health Department and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued an algal bloom warning for Utah Lake in 8 locations, including the Saratoga Springs Marina. The warning was issued for Cyanobacteria and Microcystin.

A Warning Advisory indicates a moderate relative probability of acute health risk, cell-count density of 20,000 – 10 million cells per milliliter (cells/ml), microcystin levels of 4-2,000 micrograms per liter (µg/L), or anatoxin-a levels above non-detect.

Saratoga Springs Marina tested at the following levels:

- Cyanobacteria: 1.4 million (above minimum of warning threshold of 20,000)

- Microcystin: >5 (specific level not given, but tested above the minimum warning threshold of >5)

Advisory actions:
- Do not swim or water ski
- Do not ingest the water
- Keep pets and livestock away
- Clean fish well and discard guts
- Avoid areas of scum when boating

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