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Health warning issued as algae blossoms in Deer Creek Reservoir

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Algae is pictured on the shore at Deer Creek Reservoir in Wallsburg, Wasatch County, on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.
Algae is pictured on the shore at Deer Creek Reservoir in Wallsburg, Wasatch County, on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News

Algae can be seen along the shores of the Rainbow Bay area of Deer Creek Reservoir near Wallsburg, Wasatch County, on Monday. The Wasatch County Health Department has issued a warning advisory for harmful algae at Deer Creek Reservoir after test results on a sample from Rainbow Bay came back with toxin levels above healthy thresholds. The reservoir remains open for recreation, but people are advised to not swim or water ski in areas that have the blooms. Fishing remains open but anglers are advised to clean fish well and discard guts. For more info about algal blooms, visit deq.utah.gov/water-quality/harmful-algal-blooms-home.

Algae is pictured on the shore of Deer Creek Reservoir near Wallsburg, Wasatch County, on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.
Algae is pictured on the shore of Deer Creek Reservoir near Wallsburg, Wasatch County, on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News