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Kirkland News Room

Juanita Beach closed for at least a week due to elevated bacteria levels

Media Contact:
Kellie Stickney
Communications Program Manager
kstickney@kirklandwa.gov
(425) 979-6562

KIRKLAND, Wash. –Juanita Beach will be closed for at least a week due to high levels of bacteria in Lake Washington.

Crews from the King County Water and Land Resources Division tested the water earlier this week and found that the levels of bacteria on the eastern shore of the beach exceeded the thresholds for bacteria. King County crews will sample the beach next week. The beach at Juanita Beach Park will reopen when bacteria levels return to a safe range. This closure is in addition to the previous week’s closure that was caused by a toxic algal bloom in the water.

People and pets should not swim, drink lake water, or engage in other water-contact activities at Juanita Beach.

For more information, visit the King County Swim Beach Monitoring Program.

Updates about Juanita Beach Park will be posted to the City’s News Room webpage.

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