Welcome to the official event schedule and directory for the 10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium.  Congratulations to Carl Adams of DWQ. He was nominated by peers, and celebrated with peers, as the 2016 Watershed Steward of the Year!

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Wednesday, November 16 • 3:05pm - 3:30pm
Cyanotoxins and Cell counts: Managing Risk When Cyanobacteria Bloom

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Cyanotoxins and Cell counts: Managing Risk When Cyanobacteria Bloom
The recent cyanobacteria bloom on Utah Lake and the accompanying never-ending DWQ and media blitzkrieg has done an effective job in razing public interest and even hysteria in the occurrence of these blooms. This activity has brought out the best and worst of mobilizing agency response and the actual actions that were taken. Lake-side businesses were closed in addition to the hit on ancillary recreational outlets that normally accompanies a summer on Utah Lake. Moreover, these actions stymied our farmers ability to raise valuable local crops and may ultimately affect the farmers' ability to market their goods as the nightly news prattled on and lake closure continued day after day. This Aphanizomenon bloom provides a great example why a more thoughtful, scientific and measured approach to managing human risk is warranted.


Theron Miller

Senior scientist, Wasatch Front Water Quality Council
Fellow traveler

Wednesday November 16, 2016 3:05pm - 3:30pm MST
Room 104/105 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City UT 84119