E. coli bacteria returns to safer levels at Kitsap Lake

Health District advises public to continue avoiding contact with water due to cyanobacteria

E. coli bacteria at the Kitsap Lake swimming beach have returned to levels considered safe for human contact, according to the Kitsap Public Health District.

However, the continued presence of toxin-producing cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in the lake still poses health risks. KPHD advises the public to continue avoiding contact with the water at the swimming beach and throughout Kitsap Lake due to the lake-wide cyanobacteria warning issued Aug. 27.

Kitsap Public Health will continue to monitor the lake for cyanobacteria. No illnesses have been reported at this time.