This site serves as the public outreach component of the State of Utah Division of Water Quality's collaborative E. coli monitoring of highly recreated lakes and reservoirs, as well as rivers and streams. The information on this Web site is maintained by a multi-agency committee on E. coli, and is intended to be accessible for up-to-date advisory information about E. coli levels in State surface waters. See the map below of most of the locations sampled in 2011 for E. coli. A map of 2012 locations is coming soon!
2012 Recreation Season sampling has just begun!
Salem Pond Update
2010 sampling identified re-occuring E. coli exceedences at Knoll Beach at Salem Pond in Salem UT. Additional sampling to help address the issue is underway.
Archived Press Releases
Salem Pond Press Release, June 10, 2010
Frequently Asked Questions
Can fish from the lake be contaminated because of E. coli?
Probably not. Because fish are not warm-blooded E. coli cannot live in the fillets. However, the water covering the fish could contain E. coli, as well as the guts of the fish. Uncooked fish may well have E. coli contamination. Wash and cook the fish, and wash your hands after handling fish and lake water to reduce your risk.
|Most 2011 sampling sites are displayed in the map below. For a complete list of collected data, visit the Sampling Data link above.|
Revised: August 8, 2012