Water watchers: Utah's biggest freshwater lake faces big challenges

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  • Thomas Jefferson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 10, 2018 8:09 a.m.

    "The proliferation of algae stems from an abundance of nutrients, especially phosphorus, which is a byproduct of waste water discharges into the lake, agricultural operations and urban runoff."

    Yep, all so your lawn can impress the neighbors.

    "It also occurs naturally."

    Not like this it doesnt.

  • quackquack Park City, UT
    July 10, 2018 7:37 a.m.

    Just an observation, but 10 to 15 years ago when Utah lake wasn't surrounded by houses for decades their never was a CyanoBacteria problem move forward a surround the lake with development after development and wallah ....

  • Stringer Bell Salt Lake City, UT
    July 3, 2018 10:12 a.m.

    With all of the anti-environmental moves that that crook Scott Pruitt has been making I wouldn't expect a fix during our lifetime.

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    July 2, 2018 8:37 p.m.

    I am still willing to fix the problem for $100 million. We can put 10 HUGE filters around the lake that sucks water through. The filters will need to be changed every six hours and within 1 year we are going to have a clean lake without any algae blooms.

    Everyone will love me and Utah Valley will blossom like never before.