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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Limited Shellfish Opening at Fort Flagler, Kilisut Harbor and Mystery Bay

November 29, 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Limited Shellfish Opening at Fort Flagler, Kilisut Harbor and Mystery Bay

Port Townsend  Marine biotoxins that caus...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Anderson Lake at Warning Level

November 29, 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Anderson Lake at Warning Level

Port Townsend – A toxic cyanobacteria (bluegreen algae) bloom that has kept ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Toxin Warning at Lake Leland

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October 22, 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

TOXIN WARNING AT LAKE LELAND

Port Townsend  High levels of the toxin microcystin were detected in a water sample tak...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Shellfish Harvesting at Fort Flagler, Mystery Bay and Kilisut Harbor Closed Due to Biotoxins

Check Before You Dig

August 29, 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

SHELLFISH HARVESTING OF ALL SPECIES AT FORT FLAGLER, MYSTERY BAY AND KILISUT HARBOR CLOSED DUE TO BIOTOXINS

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Water Quality
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Quilcene Beach Reopened

Port Townsend – Due to declining bacteria levels, Jefferson County Public Health has removed the health advisory at Quilcene Beach, 1731 Linger Longer Road, and removed the closed sign. After resampling occurred at the beach, also known as Herb Beck Marin...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Fort Flagler and Kilisut Harbor Shellfish Beaches Re-Open

Check Before You Dig

July 26th 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Fort Flagler and Kilisut Harbor Shellfish Beaches Re-Open

Port Townsend – Butter clams from Fort Flagler and Ki...

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Water Quality
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Quilcene Beach Closed Due to Bacteria

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Port Townsend – High levels of fecal bacteria at Quilcene Beach, 1731 Linger Longer Road, have prompted Jefferson County Public Health to issue a health advisory and post a closed sign at the beach. Samples taken Wednesday, July 18, and analyzed for enter...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Shellfish Vibrio Illness Rates Increasing

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For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend – Several cases of vibriosis have been confirmed in Jefferson County in people who have consumed raw shellfish. Vibriosis is a ...

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Water Quality
Posted on: June 4, 2018

ANDERSON LAKE CLOSED DUE TO TOXIN

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Michael Dawson

Water Quality Manager

Jefferson County Public Health

(360) 385-9444

Anderson Lake Closed Due to Toxin

Port Townsend – High levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a were detected in a water sample taken from Ander...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

East Jefferson County Water Quality News, Winter 2018 Newsletter

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See the East Jefferson County Water Quality News Winter 2018 newsletter, our bi-yearly status update on Water Quality projects in East Jefferson County, as well as other important water quality activities and opportunities.

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Always Working for a Safer &a...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Bluegreen Algae Blooms Continue But Toxins Decline

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January 26, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Michael Dawson

Jefferson County Community Health

(360) 385-9444 x301

Bluegreen Algae Blooms Continue But Toxins Decline

Port Townsend, WA – A bloom of bluegreen algae was found by Jefferson County Publi...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

County Completes Chimacum and Ludlow Creeks Water Quality Projects

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February 6, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Anna BachmannJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9444 

County Completes Chimacum and Ludlow Creeks Water Quality Projects

Port Townsend – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Water Quality division...

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