Third

Sekiu, Washington
Managed by The Swim Guide

Third Beach is located east of Neah Bay on the Salish Sea. It is a Mahak Nation beach and non-residents require Recreational Use Permits to use the beach.

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
20°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Third is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Makah Tribe’s Beach Monitoring Program samples it’s beaches weekly. Most beaches are sampled year round except Warmhouse and Third beach which are sampled seasonally.

The Washington State BEACH Program collects fecal bacteria data on a weekly basis every Memorial Day through Labor Day at saltwater beaches, and at selected beaches throughout the winter. The Washington BEACH Program is led by the Washington State Departments of Ecology and Health. County and local agencies, tribal nations, and volunteers help to test water at beaches.

The BEACH Program monitors for enterococci. In addition to EPA’s enterococcus criteria, the Washington State Department of Ecology uses fecal coliform bacteria as an indicator to protect both shellfish and recreational water users.

Washington State adheres in part to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bacteria level recommendations. The Washington State Department of Ecology uses three levels of water quality to determine which monitored beaches are safe for swimming. A first level beach contains less than 10 fecal coliform per 100 ml of water, determining that: "No fecal bacteria could be detected." A second level beach contains between 10 and 103 fecal coliform per 100 ml of water, indicating: "Some fecal bacteria were detected but the beach is still within EPA's water quality limits." A third level beach contains more than 103 fecal coliform per 100 ml of water, in which: "Fecal bacteria levels have exceeded EPA's water quality limits"

Water quality results and pollution events are communicated to the public by signs posted at the beach, a website, and a listserv.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Third

Sekiu, Washington
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
20°C
Clear

Third Beach is located east of Neah Bay on the Salish Sea. It is a Mahak Nation beach and non-residents require Recreational Use Permits to use the beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Third is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Makah Tribe’s Beach Monitoring Program samples it’s beaches weekly. Most beaches are sampled year round except Warmhouse and Third beach which are sampled seasonally.

The Washington State BEACH Program collects fecal bacteria data on a weekly basis every Memorial Day through Labor Day at saltwater beaches, and at selected beaches throughout the winter. The Washington BEACH Program is led by the Washington State Departments of Ecology and Health. County and local agencies, tribal nations, and volunteers help to test water at beaches.

The BEACH Program monitors for enterococci. In addition to EPA’s enterococcus criteria, the Washington State Department of Ecology uses fecal coliform bacteria as an indicator to protect both shellfish and recreational water users.

Washington State adheres in part to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bacteria level recommendations. The Washington State Department of Ecology uses three levels of water quality to determine which monitored beaches are safe for swimming. A first level beach contains less than 10 fecal coliform per 100 ml of water, determining that: "No fecal bacteria could be detected." A second level beach contains between 10 and 103 fecal coliform per 100 ml of water, indicating: "Some fecal bacteria were detected but the beach is still within EPA's water quality limits." A third level beach contains more than 103 fecal coliform per 100 ml of water, in which: "Fecal bacteria levels have exceeded EPA's water quality limits"

Water quality results and pollution events are communicated to the public by signs posted at the beach, a website, and a listserv.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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