Thornton Creek Water Quality in the News

E.coli warning issued for Seattle’s Thornton Creek

 

As reported in the news media, the public is being warned to stay out of Thornton Creek due to high concentrations of human E.coli. The news is in response to the recent report “Investigation of Bacteria Sources in the Thornton Creek Watershed” by SPU stormwater scientist Dr. Jonathan Frodge.

Dr. Frodge spoke to a general membership meeting of TCA on June 27th, 2013.

Check out the news links below, some of which include commentary from Dr. Frodge, our TCA president Ruth Williams, and longtime member and supporter John Lombard.

KOMO 4: Dangerous levels of human waste found in Seattle creek
King 5: E.coli warning issued for Seattle’s Thornton Creek
The Seattle Times: Public warned to stay away from smelly Thornton Creek
KPLU: Human fecal bacteria confirmed in Seattle’s Thornton Creek
KIRO TV: Human waste confirmed in Seattle’s Thornton Creek

 

 

 

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