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King County reopens beaches between Madrona Beach and Howell Park after results show safe conditions following a pump station power outage

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After water quality tests showed conditions were safe, Public Health -- Seattle & King County today reopened beaches between Madrona Beach and Howell Park along Lake Washington.

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Public Health -- Seattle & King County today reopened Lake Washington beaches between Madrona Beach and Howell Park after water quality results showed conditions were safe.

The beaches were closed Monday out of an abundance of caution following an overflow at the East Pine Pump Station caused by a utility power outage.

This is unrelated to closures at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Matthews Beach, Meydenbauer Bay, and Newcastle Beach, which remain closed as the result of naturally occurring bacteria.


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For more information, contact:

Marie Fiore, Wastewater Treatment Division, 206-263-0824
Saffa Bardaro, Water and Land Resources Division, 206-477-4610