Discovery Park

Seattle,, Washington

Discovery Park is a fun place to walk around on a nice day. Looping nature trails run throughout the park, a friendly visitor center provides maps and educational materials, a grassy area is available for picnics, and a long stretch of beach offers spectacular views of Puget Sound and a scenic lighthouse.

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
8°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Discovery Park

Seattle,, Washington

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
8°C
Clear

Discovery Park is a fun place to walk around on a nice day. Looping nature trails run throughout the park, a friendly visitor center provides maps and educational materials, a grassy area is available for picnics, and a long stretch of beach offers spectacular views of Puget Sound and a scenic lighthouse.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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