Fecal Matters: Brackett’s Landing closed to swimming and diving, Snohomish County

On 1/03/2022, the Snohomish Health District issued a closure at Brackett’s Landing due to heavy rainfall causing above normal flow at the wastewater treatment plant. Signs are posted at public access points. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area until further notice out of an abundance of caution. This includes swimming, diving, wading, beachcombing, kayaking, and paddle boarding.

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. We recommend showering after swimming and washing hands before eating if you’ve been in contact with the water or sand.

Stay updated on water quality at local beaches by checking the BEACH Program swimming map, following our Fecal Matters blog posts, connecting on Facebook, or joining our email notification list.

Local Health Departments issue water contact advisories or closures at swimming beaches. The BEACH Program communicates the risk to the public.

For more information
Laura Hermanson, our BEACH program manager, is available at 360-480-4868 or laura.hermanson@ecy.wa.gov for questions or contact the local health department. For media inquiries contact Jimmy Norris in communications at 360-480-5722.