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This archive page provides past news and features related to Lake Washington in King County, for visitors who want to research or re-read older articles and news releases. For the latest news and announcements, please visit the Lake Washington website.

May 22, 2013
King County urges caution on lakes, rivers over the long Memorial Day weekend
Officials stress importance of using personal flotation devices when on open water

Jan. 7, 2013
External article, Seattle Times
Lake Washington sockeye topic of Tuesday meeting

Sept. 26, 2012
Executive Constantine applauds unanimous vote to adopt long-term pollution control plan

Aug. 6, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Lake Washington chinook counts near 16-year average, and sockeye numbers are decreasing

Green Shorelines blog (external)
Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish

Jun. 14, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Take a walk, or a canoe tour, in Lake Washington's largest wetland

Apr. 27, 2012
King County reminds boaters to steer clear of data buoys on lakes Washington, Sammamish

Sept. 20, 2011
External column, Seattle Times
Brightwater is latest milestone in environmental leadership that stretches to 1950s

May 27, 2011

Combined sewer overflows now reported live, online Information helps public make decisions about using waterways

Dec. 15, 2010
King County wastewater facilities resuming normal operation after storm

Dec. 14, 2010
Land use policies help limit damage from landslides and flooding during weekend flooding
Continued investment still needed to prevent sewer overflows; Executive praises personal preparedness and self-reliance of residents

Dec. 13, 2010
External report, KING5 News
1.6 million gallons of sewage flow in Lake Washington, homes

Dec. 5, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Pavement sealant a major pollutant, USGS study finds

Nov. 30, 2010
Executive signs updated shoreline protections for rivers, lakes and Puget Sound

Oct. 18, 2010
External report, NW Cable News
Sewage problem in Seattle neighborhood polluting Lake Washington

Oct. 6, 2010
External article, The Seattle Medium
City To Conduct Tests To Determine Which Sewer Lines Are Improperly Connected At New Holly

Aug. 13, 2010
Warm, dry weather: The perfect time for a trip to the lake…and stinky lake algae?

Summertime algae blooms!

July 22, 2010
Bond sale brings savings for ratepayers, improvements for environment and economy
Favorable credit ratings lower borrowing costs to fund crucial infrastructure

July 6, 2010
King County gets $3.6 million in grants to improve water quality and protect habitat

July-August, 2010
Seafair Events (external link)
Find out about all the great summer activities before the summer's over!

Stormwater plan to lift Seattle sewer rates (external article, Seattle Times)
Seattle Public Utilities plans to keep sewage and stormwater from flowing into Lake Washington and Puget Sound

Bicycle Sunday May - September (external link)
Lake Washington Boulevard south of Mount Baker Beach to S. Orcas St. is closed to motorized traffic from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on selected days.

May 14, 2010
Water quality returns to safe levels in Meydenbauer Slough following overflow

May 12, 2010
Rags, debris contribute to pump station overflow in Bellevue