The phragmites plant is an invasive species found on Utah Lake’s shoreline. While there are some few native phragmites species on the East Coast, the majority of phragmites stands in the country are non-native. And as invasive species go, the phragmites are particularly well adapted at overrunning native plant species and generally crowding out pristine […]
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Reports from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality have caused the Utah County Health Department issued a Warning Advisory for all of Utah Lake due to potentially harmful levels of cyanobacteria. Algae blooms in Utah Lake are complex events that depend on a number of factors like high water temperatures, nutrient-rich water, plenty of sunshine, […]
Good news everyone! After extensive renovation and improvements this last winter, Utah Lake State Park has officially reopened! Queue the music, balloon drop, and more confetti than anyone wants to clean up. Last year, over $1.5 million was invested in dredging the park and improving visitor access to the State Park. This translated to a […]
The algae have arrived. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality/Utah Department of Health issued a Warning Advisory for Provo Bay. But don’t let that cyanobacteria get you down. The issue of algae blooms is both complex and highly variable. So while one small area of the lake might be experiencing a bloom, the rest of […]
Need the perfect way to kick off the summer with the family? Three words—Utah. Lake. Festival. The Utah Lake Commission staff knows just how important it is to start the summer off the right way. So each year they partner with June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program, and the Utah Department of Natural Resources to put […]
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Not all blooms become toxic, we still don’t understand why toxins are produced sometimes and other times they aren’t. But we do know that if blooms don’t occur toxins won’t be produced in amounts that could hurt us. If a bloom is occurring it’s a good idea to stay out of the water even if we don’t know whether it’s toxic or not.#FAQfriday #utahlake #frequentlyaskedquestion #algaeblooms #nottoxic #utahlakelife #warning #utahlakequestions #utahlakeanswers #weekend ... See MoreSee Less
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SWE is the amount of water that would be released if the snowpack were instantly melted in place. SWE is important as it is relational to the amount of water that will come down Utah’s rivers and streams as the snow melts.#utahlake #FAQfriday