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Expired WAter contact & shellfish pollution ADVISORIES

The following are expired advisories that are no longer in effect. Click here for current advisories.

Location

Date

Problem

Water Contact Advisory

Shellfish Advisory

Public Notice

Dyes Inlet 11/22/17 Discharge of approximately 2 million gallons of fully-treated sewage and stormwater into Port Washington Narrows 11/21/17-11/22/17. Incoming tides carried the discharge from Port Washington Narrows into Dyes Inlet. Since some viruses can survive disinfection, the Health District and Washington State Department of Health have issued a seven day shellfish closure for Dyes Inlet. N/A 7-day shellfish harvesting closure effective 11/22/17 – 11/29/17 11/22/17 Public Notice
Kitsap Lake (including Kitsap Lake Park) 10/18/17

Toxic cyanobacteria present.

Samples taken on October 5, 2017 confirm elevated levels of toxins (6.2 micrograms per liter). A warning is issued when toxins exceed 6 micrograms per liter.


CYANOBACTERIA WARNING

  • Avoid ingesting lake water.
  • If a resident draws lake water for drinking purposes, they are encouraged to drink bottled water until further notice;
  • Avoid swimming and other water contact sports (especially in areas where the algae are concentrated);
  • Limit access of pets and livestock to the lake;
  • Avoid consuming fish caught from the Lake.
Not Applicable

10/18/17 Public Notice

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Note: There are many different types of cyanobacteria and not all blooms are toxic. Even blooms caused by known toxin-producing species may not continuously produce toxins or may produce toxins at low levels. While there is blue-green algae present in Long Lake, water samples taken from the lake in early July indicate that the bloom was not toxic (at the time samples were taken). However, people should be aware that toxicity conditions can change quickly, and there are increased risks to health with contact to cyanobacteria.

Square Lake State Park (South Kitsap) 08/11/17 High levels of E.coli.
  • Swimming beach closed until further notice.
Not Applicable
Bjorgen Creek in Poulsbo behind Poulsbo Middle School 07/28/17 Sewage backup through manhole on Hostmark Rd. 7/28.  Estimated volume: 450 gallons No-contact advisory for creek effective 07/29/17 - 08/03/17 Not Applicable Advisory signs along stream; local residents and school district notified
Square Lake (South Kitsap) 07/14/17 High levels of E.coli. Swimming beach closed Not Applicable
Manchester: The beaches in Manchester including Pomeroy Park and the Manchester boat launch. 05/31/17 Sewage spill No-Contact Advisory through June 2, 2017 Shellfish harvesting closed year-round due to non-point pollution Warning signs posted at beach. Public Health Advisory

Mission Lake

Public fishing access

05/26/17 High E.coli bacteria levels No-contact advisory / swimming beach closed Not Applicable Warning signs posted at beach.

Port Orchard/South Kitsap

Ross Creek and the Sinclair Inlet waterfront from Anderson Creek to the public access beach near Rockwell St. downtown SEE MAP
03/14/17 Sewage discharge reported by City of Port Orchard

No-contact advisory in effect 3/14/17 – 3/21/17

An existing closure for recreational shellfish harvesting is in effect for Sinclair Inlet due to ongoing non-point pollution 3/14/17 advisory

Bainbridge Island:
Messenger House Care Center, 10861 Manitou Park Blvd. NE, Bainbridge Island

3/1/17 Sewage discharge. Sewage did not reach the beach and has been cleaned-up.

No-Contact advisory in effect 3/1/17 - 3/13/17. Avoid contact with the affected road area east of Messenger House.

n/a Advisory signs posted around affected area.
Hood Canal: Hood Canal shoreline north and south of Bangor including public access beaches at Kitsap Memorial State Park, Lofall, Vinland, and Edgewater Park. 2/27/17 Sewage discharge at Bangor base No-Contact advisory in effect 2/27/17 - 3/6/17

Recreational Shellifsh harvesting closed in impacted area for durection of the no-contact advisory.

2/27/17 advisory

Bainbridge Island: eastern shoreline of Bainbridge Island including all bays and inlets

The eastern shoreline of Kitsap County from Jefferson Point and Restoration Point, including Port Madison Bay
2/9/17

Updated 2/16/17

Updated 2/21/17
Sewage bypass at West Point Treatment Plant in King County.

King County Incident Response page
No-Contact advisory in effect 2/9/17 - 2/21/17

Shellfish harvesting closure until further notice. 2/9/17 advisory

2/16/17 advisory

2/21/17 advisory
Bremerton: Port Washington Narrows, Sinclair Inlet & Dyes inlet 2/6/17

Updated 2/9/17
Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) due to heavy rain reported by the City of Bremerton No-Contact advisory in effect 2/6/17 - 2/16/17 An existing closure for recreational shellfish harvesting is in effect for Sinclair Inlet and Port Washington Narrows due to ongoing non-point pollution.

2/6/17 advisory

2/9/17 advisory

Dyes Inlet/Port Washington Narrows, including Silverdale Waterfront Park

Central Kitsap/East Bremerton: Mosher Creek

1/29/17

Updated 1/30/17

Updated 1/31/17
Sewer Spill reported by Kitsap County Public Works No-Contact advisory in effect 1/30/17 - 2/5/17 An existing closure for recreational shellfish harvesting is in effect for Port Washington Narrows and parts of Dyes Inlet due to ongoing non-point pollution. Recreational Shellfish harvesting closed in impacted area for duration of the no-contact advisory. 1/29/17 advisory

1/30/17 advisory

1/31/17 advisory
Bremerton: Port Washington Narrows 1/19/17 Combined sewer overflow (CSO) due to heavy rain reported by the City of Bremerton

No-Contact advisory in effect 1/19/17 - 1/21/17

An existing closure for recreational shellfish harvesting is in effect for Port Washington Narrows due to ongoing non-point pollution. 1/19/17 advisory

 

 


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