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Closed Lake Washington shoreline to re-open today

SEATTLE (August 31, 2015) — The remaining four-block stretch of Lake Washington near last Wednesday’s sewage spill site that was closed over the weekend will be reopened today. Tests done over the weekend showed the water is safe for recreation. Posted warning signs in this area are being removed.

Seattle’s Seward Park swimming beach reopened on Saturday, after two consecutive days of testing showed the water safe for recreation. Beaches were closed Wednesday as a precautionary measure. No elevated levels of fecal bacteria were seen at the swimming beach from Wednesday through Sunday.

King County routinely monitors water quality at all swimming beaches in the area. These results are reported at http://green2.kingcounty.gov/swimbeach/.

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