From the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website
Wyo4News Staff, [email protected]
Update Tuesday, August 25, at 1 pm: The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality reported the HCB was located at Firehole Canyon Beach.
GREEN RIVER, WYOMING (August 24, 2020) — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has issued a recreational use advisory for Flaming Gorge Reservoir due to a harmful cyanobacterial bloom (HCB). HCBs are also referred to as harmful algal blooms (HABs), since cyanobacteria are commonly known as blue-green algae.
WDH issues advisories to inform the public that there may be health risks for people and animals in areas where HCBs occur. Lakes and reservoirs under a recreational use advisory are not closed since HCBs may only be present in certain areas of the waterbody and conditions can change frequently.