Health officials lift warning of harmful algal bloom at Pineview Reservoir

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UPDATE: Officials with the Weber-Morgan Health Department issued a statement on their Facebook page indicating they are lifting the warning after decreased levels of Algea were measured through water samples.

“We’re taking down the warning signs,” said the post. “Please continue to avoid algae accumulations as the environmental conditions for blooms will linger.”

You can find additional information at: www.webermorganhealth.org

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ORIGINAL STORY:

WEBER COUNTY, Utah (News4utah) – Health officials in Weber County have issued an algal bloom warning for those using Pineview Reservoir during Labor Day weekend.

Officials are warning those who showed up to recreate this weekended that the algal accumulation could be hazardous to their health.  Samples showed unsafe levels at the Windsurfer Beach on the northwest side of the reservoir. Officials say multiple bays appear to be impacted as well. 

Samples will continue to be collected over the next few days to determine cyanobacteria cell-count concentrations and toxin levels.

Those visiting the area are being asked to not swim or water ski in the area as well as avoid area of algae scum while boating. Do not ingest the water and keep animals away. Make sure you wash any fish that comes from the reservoir well. 

Pineview Reservoir reopened Friday afternoon after closure due to the Avon Fire in Ogden Valley. So far it will remain open and warnings about the unsafe conditions have been posted. 
 

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