BEACH Program

2016 BEACH Program Report

Skagit County

Padilla Bay Foundation citizen volunteers monitored Bay View State Park in Skagit County from May 26 through August 29, 2016. Results are presented in the following table.

Bacteria Results Compared to Standards Geometric Mean 90th Percentile
EPA Swimming Standard ≤ 35 ≤ 276
Bay View State Park 20 108

Bay View State Park Beach

Bay View State Park

Bay View State Park

During the 2016 swim season, Bay View State Park beach had good water quality. On May 26th, sampling results were in the closure range. As a result a swimming closure for this beach issued from May 27-June 1, 2016. Bay View State Park beach met the swimming standard for all other periods sampled

From 2011 through 2015, Bay View State Park beach has exceeded the recreational swimming standards for bacteria. Between the 2105 and 2016 monitoring seasons, Skagit County Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) Program has made an effort to find and fix sources of pollution in the town of Bay View, Washington. During the 2016 sampling season, results showed an improvement in water quality at Bay View State Park. Seasonally for 2016, this beach met the swimming standards for both the geometric mean and the 90th percentile.

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