Lake Utah Health Risks--TOXIC ALGAE BLOOM!

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Lake Utah Health Risks--TOXIC ALGAE BLOOM!

Postby Evan Mitchell » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:33 am

On the radio today I heard that lake Utah has several times toxic levels of Algae, according to World Health Organization standards. People touching/irrigating with Jordan river water are advised to seek other sources for a while. Anybody else concerned with immersion in lake Utah? I've never been in, but this lake has a bad water quality rep. As a beginner, I'm certainly getting wet wherever I'm sailing. :oo
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Re: Lake Utah Health Risks--TOXIC ALGAE BLOOM!

Postby gregwojtkun » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:51 am

So whats the status of UL now? Is it still bad to be in the water?
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Re: Lake Utah Health Risks--TOXIC ALGAE BLOOM!

Postby Craig Goudie » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:52 pm

I can't find anything that says you can't get in the water right now, but if the water is bright green, where
you are launching, then you shouldn't spend much time in the water there. I know localized blooms had continued clear through August.

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Re: Lake Utah Health Risks--TOXIC ALGAE BLOOM!

Postby Leo Chan » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:30 am

We've been kiting there for the last month or so. No one has turned into green monster yet. :mrgreen: The water is "clear" for water activities. Just don't drink too much of it. :lol:
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Re: Lake Utah Health Risks--TOXIC ALGAE BLOOM!

Postby Todd Jacques » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:43 pm

Leo check it out. might want to reconsider getting in
http://kutv.com/news/local/utah-lake-cl ... ith-e-coli
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