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Algal bloom found again at Utah Lake

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

Utah Lake’s algal bloom is back according to the Utah County Health Department despite testing last week that indicated there was no trace of the bloom.

The department posted a warning advisory for the Provo Bay Area and says it will post the warning signs at Sandy Beach and the Utah Lake State Park Marina.

People should not waterski, swim, ingest the water, or allow pets to ingest it when an advisory exists. The Division of Water Quality says its crew was not able to visibly see any “particulates” in the water with exception of Provo Bay. It did observe “a bright green hue and small green particles” in the water.

“Utah Lake is open,” Utah Department of Environmental Quality said on Twitter. “Visitors to Sandy Beach and Utah Lake State Park should take precautions when recreating and follow the instructions on any posted advisories.”

Advisories can be lifted after about two weeks as they monitor the hazard in the water.