UVU team plans solution to recurring toxic algae blooms at Utah Lake


As in past years, toxic algae blooms have been sighted recently at Utah Lake, a short distance from UVU’s Orem campus. These blooms have the potential to harm humans and animals, shutting down portions of the lake just as the busy summer season begins.

UVU professor Kevin Shurtleff and a team of biology students are working on an environmentally savvy solution: floating filtration barges that can clean the water at the source of the worst algae blooms.

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