Teams from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality observed a large algal bloom Friday extending from Pelican Point to Provo Bay in Utah Lake.
According to information from the DEQ, warning signs will be posted at Lincoln Beach, Sandy Beach, Pelican Point, Lindon Harbor, American Fork Harbor, Saratoga Springs Marina and Saratoga Springs HOA.
Teams from @utahdeq observed a large algal blooms extending from Pelican Point to Provo Bay. @UCHD will post warning signs around the lake at Lincoln Beach, Sandy Beach, Pelican Point, Lindon Harbor, American Fork Harbor, Saratoga Springs City Marina, and Saratoga Springs HOA.— Utah DEQ (@UtahDEQ) July 12, 2019
Because of the size and toxicity of the bloom, all of Utah Lake is under a warning.
Warnings for Utah Lake were just lifted on Tuesday after testing showed toxin levels in Provo Bay to be safe.
Algal blooms can cause gastrointestinal distress, headaches and rashes. Toxins found in blooms can be fatal for livestocks and pets. When visiting Utah Lake, please adhere to all posted warnings.
People are encouraged not to swim, water ski, ingest water or let animals ingest water during warnings.