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3 Questions with Bob Evans: Expert talks toxic algae at Utah Lake

Posted at 9:55 PM, Jul 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-31 23:55:10-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Toxic algae has created issues at Utah Lake and associated waterways this year, and Ben Holcomb of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality recently sat down with Bob Evans to answer 3 Questions on the issue.

See the video above for Holcomb's interview and his answers to the 3 Questions listed below:

  1. Utah Lake has never had an algal bloom this big, and it's never been fully closed before: How did we get here?
  2. What does a toxic algal bloom do? Scientifically, biologically: What is happening in that water?
  3. Does it require extraordinary human effort to clean up the lake and to keep it clean?