Alagae Bloom

Algae Bloom 

Harmful algal blooms occur when normally occurring cyanobacteria in the water multiply quickly to form visible colonies or blooms. These blooms sometimes produce potent cyanotoxins that pose serious health risks to humans and animals.

Although most algal blooms are not toxic, some types of cyanobacteria produce nerve or liver toxins. Toxicity is hard to predict in part because a single species of algae can have both toxic and non-toxic strains, and a bloom that tests nontoxic one day can be toxic the next.

For more information, visit:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality

 

                Utah Department of Health

 

 Utah County Alerts

To sign up for updates: go to alerts.utahcounty.gov and create an account. Select contact methods. Create profile, select location. Choose alert subscription “Utah Lake” under “Utah County Alerts.”

Updates about the Algae Bloom