Algal bloom

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Algal bloom

Postby rob umstead » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:15 am

Notice from the state park below. Stay out of the scum. What will it take to get politicians to address the problem rather then just posting notices. More regulations on fertilizers, run off and sewage. Protect the natural resources don't just close them.

"The Wasatch County Health Department (WCHD) posted Warning Advisory signs at access points on Deer Creek Reservoir on August 30, 2019, to alert the public about areas of the reservoir that are experiencing harmful algal blooms.

Deer Creek reservoir remains open for recreation at this time. Recreationists are advised to not swim or waterski in areas of scum, avoid boating in areas of scum, keep animals away, and not ingest untreated water.

Visitors can still recreate in the reservoir but are cautioned to be mindful of water conditions, as blooms may move or disperse depending on temperature, wind, and weather.

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) and WCHD visited the reservoir multiple times between August 26 and 29, and observed cyanobacteria accumulations at the Charleston Day Use Area and the northern portion of the reservoir. Cyanobacteria has also been identified at other areas of the reservoir and is undergoing testing at this time. Satellite imagery and drone footage confirm the extent of the bloom. "
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Re: Algal bloom

Postby Mark Risser » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:27 am

How long does the algal bloom last usually?
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Re: Algal bloom

Postby Josh Shirley » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:23 am

Probably until it freezes over.
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