For current status of Island County public lakes, go to the WA State Toxic Algae page here.
Lake Closures Policy is based on state guidelines set in June of 2021 (CLICK HERE) which requires local health jurisdictions to post a WARNING when microcystin levels are 8 μg/L or higher, anatoxin-a levels are 1 μg/L or higher,
cylindrospermopsin levels are 15 μg/L or higher, and/or saxitoxin levels are 75 μg/L or
higher. A lake CLOSURE is required when toxin concentrations are extremely high (> 2,000
μg/L microcystins or > 300 μg/L anatoxin-a) or if pet illnesses/death or human
symptoms are reported.
LAKE STATUS (From NWtoxicalgae.org map)