Isolated harmful algal blooms found in Rockport Reservoir

Photo: Gephardt Daily

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah, June 21, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Rockport Reservoir at Rockport State Park has tested positive for isolated, harmful algal blooms, but remains open, officials said Thursday.

“Rockport Reservoir is primarily safe for recreation as monitoring and further testing is conducted,” the Summit County Health Department said in a news release on Facebook. “Rockport’s bloom is currently isolated to a few areas of the lake. Visitors are encouraged to pay attention to signs and to avoid swimming and boating in areas of scum. Pet owners should prevent pets from drinking or swimming near blooms or areas of scum.”

Anglers can still fish in waters where a bloom is occurring, the news release said, but are encouraged to clean the fish and wash their hands with clean water.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

Photo Courtesy: Summit County Health Department

 

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