Localized Harmful Algal Blooms detected in Rockport and Echo reservoirs (10-18-17)

UPDATE (11/1/17)The toxic algae advisory in place for Rockport and Echo has been lifted, effective 10 a.m. Additional tests determined algae is below levels that present a public health concern.

UPDATE (10/29/17)The toxic algae advisory in place for Rockport and Echo reservoirs will remain in place through Friday, November 3, 2017. Results from additional tests will determine if the advisory is lifted at that time.

UPDATE (10/19/17): The toxic algae advisory in place for Rockport and Echo reservoirs will remain in place through Monday, October 23, 2017. Results from additional tests will determine if the advisory is lifted at that time.

(Oct. 18, 2017) — The Summit County Health Department and Utah Department of Environmental Quality have issued a warning for toxic algae growths in Rockport and Echo reservoirs. These growths are unsafe for people and pets.

While these blooms are localized and do not compromise drinking water, recreationists should take the following precautions when visiting these bodies of water:

  • Do not swim or water ski. No nade o practique el esquí acuático.
  • Do not drink the water. No tome el agua.
  • Keep pets and livestock away. Mantenga alejados las mascotas y el ganado.
  • Clean fish well and discard guts. Limpie bien el pescado y deseche las tripas.
  • Avoid areas of scum when boating. Evite las áreas con espuma o verdín cuando ande en lancha.

Multiple agencies are monitoring the situation and conducting further tests.

For more information and updates, please visit www.summitcountyhealth.org or call Summit County Environmental Health at 435-333-1511.


Media Contact
Derek Siddoway
Public Information Officer – Summit County Health Department
dsiddoway@summitcounty.org
435-333-1503

2017-11-01T19:30:20+00:00

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