PROVO, Utah – The Utah County Health Department has changed algal bloom warnings in 3 bodies of water from caution to warning.
The latest advisories are based on recent test results and monitoring, health officials said.
Here are the current advisories:
- Sandy Beach: Changed from caution to warning advisory.
- Saratoga Springs Marina: Changed from caution to warning advisory.
- Lincoln Beach: Remains closed.
- All other areas remain at caution advisory.
- Box Lake: Changed from a caution to warning advisory.
- Big East Lake: Remains at a warning advisory.
- McKellen Lake: Remains at caution advisory.
The public should not not swim or allow pets in water bodies under a warning advisory, where algal blooms contain a type of bacteria that produces toxins that can pose risks to humans, wildlife, domestic animals and fish, according to health officials.