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Lakewide health advisory lifted at Utah Lake, but some areas remain under warnings

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted - Aug 1st, 2019 @ 2:25pm



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UTAH LAKE — A lakewide health advisory at Utah Lake issued earlier this summer due to harmful algal blooms has been lifted, but some areas still have advisories in effect, authorities say.

The advisory was lifted Thursday morning, but Lincoln Beach remains closed, Utah Lake officials said on Twitter.

Warnings are still in place for Goshen Bay and Provo Bay on the east side of the lake, officials said. Algal blooms have been found in the shallow areas of those bays.

The rest of Utah Lake is open for recreation, officials said.

Several Utah bodies of water remain under health advisories due to algae blooms, according to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality website. Those include:

  • Calder Reservoir and Matt Warner Reservoir in Uintah County
  • Jordan Narrows, Blackridge Reservoir and Wheeler Farm areas of the Jordan River in Salt Lake County
  • Manning Meadow Reservoir and Upper Box Creek Reservoir in Piute County, and
  • McClellan Lake in the Payson Lakes area of Utah County

For more information, visit habs.utah.gov.

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