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Most King County offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24, 2017, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  
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Help keep the waters around and in King County safe and enjoyable by increasing your awareness of water safety and practicing several simple safety tips.

Did you know...

  • In 2015, there were 3,602 drowning deaths in the United States, an average of 10 deaths per day.
    WA Department of Health, Fatal Injury Data Tables, November 2017

  • In Washington, there were 140 unintentional drowning deaths of residents in 2015. Drowning continues to be the the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children and teens ages 1 - 17 in Washington.
    WA Department of Health, Injury Data, 2017

  • In King County, 22 people died in preventable drownings in 2016.
    Public Health – Seattle & King County, Drowning Data, May 2017