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>   High levels of phosphorus in Utah Lake can often increase the growth of algae.

The water quality of Utah Lake has been classified as impaired for total dissolved solids and phosphorus. The high levels of phosphorus can increase the growth of algae and make the water appear green. The lake is very shallow so carp and wave activity can stir up sediments making the water appear dirty. Water quality in Utah Lake is under the administration of the Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality [waterquality.utah.gov]. They are currently conducting a study on the phosphorous levels and total dissolved solids (TDS) in the lake.