Health District announces E. Coli at Kitsap Lake has returned to safer level

Public still advised to avoid contact with water due to ongoing cyanobacteria warning

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:17am
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The Kitsap Public Health District announced Wednesday that E. coli bacteria levels at the Kitsap Lake Park swimming beach have returned to levels considered safe for human contact, however the continued presence of toxin-producing cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) still poses health risks.

While the park swimming beach is no longer closed for elevated E. coli levels, KPHD advises the public to continue to avoid contact with the water at the park swimming beach and throughout Kitsap Lake due to the lake-wide cyanobacteria warning issued June 12.

Kitsap Public Health District states it will continue to monitor the Kitsap Lake Park swimming beach for both cyanobacteria and E. coli. No illnesses have been reported to Kitsap Public Health at this time.

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