Algal blooms have gotten a bad rap over the past few summers—but not all are toxic. Some are totally normal.
If you happen to wander by the pond at the Park City Municipal Golf Course’s 14th hole, don’t be alarmed by the brownish-green slime you see floating at the top. A combination of fertilizer nutrients and sunshine has resulted in the formation of an algal bloom. Summit County Environmental Health Director Phil Bondurant says it’s just a part of the transition from winter to spring.