How have wildfires affected Utah Lake?

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Researchers are trying to understand how ash from last summer’s Pole Creek, Bald Mountain and Coal Hollow fires are affecting Utah County’s watersheds.

Ben Abbott, an assistant professor from Brigham Young University’s Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, and a group of student researchers are taking water samples and measuring how the fires have affected the bodies of water in Utah County, particularly Utah Lake, which is already experiencing harmful algal blooms.

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