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Health Risks: By Contaminant

| By Contaminant | By County | By Fish Species | By Waterbody |

Eat Fish, Choose Wisely

Fish are important in a healthy diet. They are a lean, low-calorie source of protein. However, some fish from specific areas in Utah may contain chemicals that could pose health risks. When contaminant levels are unsafe, Utah Public Health Officials issue fish consumption advisories. These advisories outline recommendations for limiting intake of specific fish at specific locations. Fish advisories have been issued in Utah due to elevated levels of arsenic, mercury, selenium, and PCBs.

Choose a Contaminant

| Arsenic | Mercury | PCBs | Selenium |


Arsenic
Silver Creek
(Summit County)
Mercury
Brough Reservoir
(Uintah County)
Calf Creek
(Garfield County)
Desolation Canyon
(Green River; Carbon County)
Duchesne River
(near Tabiona; Duchesne County)
East Fork Sevier River
(between Otter Creek and Piute Reservoir; Piute Country)
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
(Daggett County)
Gunlock Reservoir
(Washington County)
Joe's Valley Reservoir
(Emergy County)
Jordanelle Reservoir
(Wasatch County)
Mill Creek
(Grand County)
Newcastle Reservoir
(Iron County)
Pine Creek
(Garfield County)
Porcupine Reservoir
(Cache County)
Recapture Reservoir
(San Juan County)
Red Fleet Reservoir
(Uintah County)
Rock Creek
(below Upper Stillwater Reservoir; Duchesne County)
Sand Hollow Reservoir
(Washington County)
Starvation Reservoir
(Duchesne County)
Steinaker Reservoir
(Uintah County)
Upper Enterprise Reservoir
(Washington County)
Weber River
(Morgan County)

Yuba Reservoir (Sevier Bridge Res)
(Juab County & Sanpete County)

Northern Pike & Walleye
PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)
Utah Lake
(Utah County)
Selenium
Lower Ashley Creek Drainage
(and Stewart Lake; Uintah County)

Fish and Ducks (Advisory also applies to Waterfowl)

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