Health officials in Utah County expand algal bloom warning for Utah Lake

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UTAH COUNTY (News4Utah)- Officials with the Utah County Health Department are asking the public to say out of several areas of Utah Lake due to an algae bloom.

They say Provo Bay, Lincoln Marina, Sandy Beach, and Utah Lake State Park have “toxin levels [of cyanobacterial toxins] that exceed health-based thresholds”.

“While some areas on Utah Lake are not currently affected by the blooms, algae may move or disperse depending on temperature, wind, and weather. Recreationists are advised to be mindful of conditions, as they may change over the course of the day,” health officials said.

They recommend people and pets stay out of the water.

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For concerns about possible human exposure, call the Utah Poison Control Center at 800- 222- 1222, or your physician.

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