Algae blooms discovered


August 5, 2021

Three algae blooms have been discovered in Sweetwater County, which has prompted Sweetwater County Public Health to issue warnings about the blooms.

The blooms were discovered by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and are located at Firehole Beach in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Eden Reservoir and west of the dam at Big Sandy Reservoir. Samples were collected and the results were not available as of press time.

Sweetwater County Public Health are offering recommendations to residents should they find an algae bloom.

* Avoid contact with water near the bloom.

* Do not ingest wat...

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