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

Toxic algal bloom at Juanita Beach

People and pets should avoid the water, and call a doctor or veterinarian if they have sudden sickness or signs of poisoning

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:43pm
  • News

People and pets should avoid the water at Juanita Beach due to a toxic algal bloom.

This afternoon Public Health – Seattle & King County informed the city of Kirkland about the algal bloom on June 17.

People and pets should not swim at the beach, drink lake water, or engage in other water-contact activities at Juanita Beach. Signs have been posted at the beach informing the public of the situation. Community members should call their doctor or veterinarian if people or animals have sudden or unexplained sickness or signs of poisoning.

These restrictions will be in place until there are two consecutive weeks with low algal toxins.

For more information email lakes@kingcounty.gov, call 206-477-4800 or visit www.nwtoxicalgae.org.




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