Fecal bacteria forces closure of popular Lake Washington swimming areaon July 2, 2013 @ 6:01 pm (Updated: 6:12 pm - 7/2/13 )
The weather might be perfect to jump into one of our local lakes, but you won't be able to take a dip at Meydenbauer Beach in Bellevue anytime soon. The swimming area is off-limits after city officials found high levels of fecal bacteria in the water.
Officials have posted signs near the swimming area, though the Meydenbauer Beach Park remains open.
The city is investigating the cause and will continue testing and monitoring the water. It will remain closed until the bacteria counts drop to a safe level.
All other swim areas at Bellevue beaches have been tested and determined to be within normal ranges, the city said.
King County Water and Land Resources, in cooperation with local jurisdictions, routinely tests and monitors water quality at beaches on Lake Washington to ensure that they are safe for swimmers.
No Strings Attached
The state granted Boeing $9 billion in tax breaks but that's not stopping huge job cuts
A cancer survivor says it was God's command to get the checkup that saved her life
Kansas City fans reclaim the world noise record from Seattle
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.