King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks

The King County Lake Beach Monitoring Program protects public health by providing timely and accessible information on water quality (bacteria and algal toxins) at selected public swimming beaches. We often help beach managers identify and test ways to reduce pollution by improving management practices. In addition, we regularly monitor some streams that impact nearby swimming beaches, and work with stormwater managers to locate specific sources of bacteria pollution.

The Lake Beach Monitoring Program began in 1996, and grew out of King County’s existing monitoring program on Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish. Regular monitoring of these large lakes began in 1981. But King County’s water-quality monitoring arguably traces back to 1958, when voters approved the formation of The Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle (Metro). Metro’s initial goal was to develop a regional wastewater treatment system to reduce sewage pollution of our lakes and Puget Sound.

Email: lakes@kingcounty.gov
Address: 201 South Jackson, Seattle, WA 98104
Instagram: @kcenvirolab
Facebook: facebook.com/KCWLRD
Twitter: @KCDNRP

Page 1 / 2


Swim Guide
is supported by
* The RBC Foundation

Swim Guide divulgue les meilleures données que nous possédons au moment où vous voulez les consulter. Obéissez toujours aux avis affichés sur les plages ou diffusés par les organismes gouvernementaux. Restez vigilant et vérifiez s’il y a d’autres risques pour les baigneurs, comme les marées et les courants dangereux. Veuillez signaler les cas de pollution qui vous préoccupent pour que les affiliés puissent assurer la sécurité des personnes qui fréquentent les plages.

Swim Guide, les icônes représentant la baignade, un verre d’eau et la pêche, et les marques de commerce qui y sont associées appartiennent à l’organisme SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA.

© SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA, 2011 - 2020