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  • KSL Wednesday, Feb. 07, 2024

    Dust from Great Salt Lake helps algal blooms thrive, study finds

    LOGAN — A new study is putting a large part of the blame for algal blooms on blowing dust.

    Researchers at Utah State University say it's a growing problem, thanks to ongoing drought and construction.

    "We wanted to know where this material is going and how it might be impacting these remote ecosystems," Janice Brahney, an associate professor of environmental biogeochemistry at Utah State University said.

    She began gathering samples from water systems across the western U.S. in 2017.

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