Fecal Matters: Richmond Beach, Golden Gardens, and Carkeek Park are open for water contact recreation, King County

On Jan. 16, Public Health Seattle & King County lifted the no water contact advisory at Richmond Beach, Golden Gardens, and Carkeek Park in King County. This advisory was issued due to a sewage spill on Jan. 13. Water sample results now show there is no longer a public health risk.

Contact with fecal-contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. Children and the elderly may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses.

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Laura Hermanson, our acting BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-480-4868 or laura.hermanson@ecy.wa.gov for questions.