Utah County Health Department closes Lincoln Beach due to dangerous levels of algal blooms

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Lincoln Beach, on the east side of Utah Lake, has been closed by the Utah County Health Department and has been put on a danger advisory due to harmful algal blooms.

The Health Department, which has been monitoring changes throughout the week, will have warning signs placed at the Lincoln Beach Marina.

According to the Health Department, a danger advisory indicates a high relative probability of acute health risk.

On Monday, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality had crews on the lake monitoring blooms. It was then they saw some isolated clumps of bright green cyanobacteria with a cottage cheese consistency on the water’s surface.

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