Locals enjoy the water at Juanita Beach Park, where the Friday farmer’s market is located. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Locals enjoy the water at Juanita Beach Park, where the Friday farmer’s market is located. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Juanita Beach to close at least a week from bacteria

This closure is in addition to the previous week’s closure that was caused by a toxic algal bloom in the water.

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:16pm
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Sunny days are in the forecast today and tomorrow, but Kirkland residents will need to avoid getting in the water at Juanita Beach.

Juanita Beach will be closed for at least a week due to high levels of bacteria in Lake Washington, according to a city of Kirkland press release.

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.


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