Piute State Park

Current Conditions

Day-Use: Open
Surface: Open
Launch Ramp: Open/Dock on the water
Campground: Open
Water Temp: 72 degrees
Water Level: Reservoir is 38% full.
Fishing Conditions: No Report
Ice Thickness: No Ice
 
 
 
 
 
Last Updated: 7/22/2020

Protect Yourself During Harmful Algal Blooms

How to stay safe…

… if you suspect a harmful algal bloom

  • Don’t swim in water that appears to have a harmful algal bloom.
  • Don’t boat, water ski, or jet-ski on scummy water. These activities can cause toxins to become airborne, increasing the likelihood you will inhale them.
  • Don’t let children play with scum in the water or along the shore.
  • Don’t let pets or livestock swim in or drink from scummy waters.
  • When in doubt, stay out.

… every time you go out

  • Don’t swallow water when swimming.
  • Shower after coming into contact with recreational water.
  • Rinse animals immediately if they swim in recreational water.
  • Wash hands with clean water before eating or preparing food.
  • Clean fish well and discard the guts.
  • Never drink recreational water. Recreational water may contain bacteria, parasites, or viruses, as well as cyanotoxins, that could cause illness if ingested.
  • Do not boil water in an attempt to remove toxins, as boiling actually releases more toxins.
  • Wash dishes with clean water. Do not use recreational water.
  • When in doubt, stay out.

How to recognize a harmful algal bloom

Harmful algal blooms may look like pea soup, green or blue paint, or have a scum layer or mats/foam floating on the surface. The water may also appear in shades of green, blue-green, yellow, brown, or red. Visit the HABs Photo Gallery for examples of blooms in Utah.

How to report an exposure

Call the Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) at (800) 222-1222 if you think you or your pet have been exposed to a harmful algal bloom. UPCC physicians, pharmacists, and nurses trained in toxicology can answer your questions and advise you on the need for further medical or veterinary treatment.