Mount Baker Beach reopens as bacteria concentrations subside

Aug 13 2020, 8:13 pm

Those hoping to hang out at the gentle ravine boulevard that is Mount Baker Beach can now do so, as the waters of the Seattle beach have reopened to the public.

King County officials closed the beach on July 30 due to high bacteria concentrations but have since reopened as bacteria concentrations lowered.

According to King County, bacteria levels have been safe to swim in as of August 4. The beach tested at 193 CFU/100 ml, when anything equal to or less than 200 is considered safe for swimming.

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Enatai Beach, Gene Coulon, Lake Wilderness Beach, and Madrona Beach currently remain closed.

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