Fecal Matters

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, our scientists and BEACH partners sample public beaches on marine waters for bacterial contamination. We collect water samples from high-use beaches to test for fecal bacteria and let the public know when beaches are closed due to health concerns.
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, our scientists and BEACH partners sample public beaches on marine waters for bacterial contamination. We collect water samples from high-use beaches to test for fecal bacteria and let the public know when beaches are closed due to health concerns.

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Fecal Matters: Cormorant Cove and Richey Viewpoint beaches are now open for water recreation, King County
On Jan. 17, 2023, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) lifted the closure at both Cormorant Cove and Richey Viewpoint beaches in King County.
Fecal Matters: UPDATE — Cormorant Cove beach closure now includes Richey Viewpoint Park, King County
On Jan. 12, 2023, Seattle Public Utilities posted additional closure signs at Richey Viewpoint Park in King County. The park is located just north of Cormorant Cove beach, also under closure.
Fecal Matters: Cormorant Cove beach is closed to water recreation, King County
On Jan. 10, 2023, Seattle Public Utilities issued a closure at Cormorant Cove beach in King County.
Fecal Matters: Double Bluff Park now open for water recreation, Island County
On August 26, 2022, Island County Public Health lifted the advisory at Double Bluff County Park in Island County.
Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for Double Bluff County Park, Island County
No-contact advisory issued for Double Bluff County Park, Island County
Fecal Matters: Silverdale Waterfront Park (Kitsap County) and Larrabee State Park (Whatcom County) are open for water recreation
Silverdale Waterfront Park is now open for recreation, Kitsap County. Larrabee State Park is now open for water recreation, Whatcom County.
Fecal Matters: Lions Field Park is open for water recreation, Kitsap County
Lions Field Park is open for water recreation, Kitsap County
Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for Larrabee State Park/Wildcat Cove, Whatcom County
No-contact advisory issued for Larrabee State Park/Wildcat Cove, Whatcom County
Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for Silverdale Waterfront Park and Lions Field Park, Kitsap County
No-contact advisory issued for Silverdale Waterfront Park and Lions Field Park, Kitsap County.
Fecal Matters: Cormorant Cove beach is now open to water recreation, King County
Cormorant Cove beach is now open to water recreation, King County.