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Season 5 Episode 4

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The Water Quality Question

Water quality is declining in Utah, posing serious health risks for our both our drinkable and recreational waters. More lakes than ever across Utah are experiencing harmful algal blooms, increasing in frequency and severity, impacted by climate change and pollution as our population grows. How can Utahns restore our natural watersheds? Learn from experts about what can be done.

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Testing for Water Quality

As harmful algal blooms are found in more Utah water ways, scientists are expanding the locations and frequency of their testing. We join an environmental scientist as she looks for signs of toxic algae in the Virgin River near Zion National Park. Learn the signs you should look out for to keep yourself, your family, and even pets safe while enjoying Utah's outdoor landscape.