A press release from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department lifted closures at Sunnyside Beach Park, Chambers Creek Regional Park beaches, Chambers Bay Creek Canyon, and Kobayashi Park.
A sewage spill occurred upstream of those areas on July 20. Bacteria levels have gone down and it is safe to recreate in these areas.
Flett Creek remains closed between the Mount View Cemetery pump station and where Flett Creek and Chambers Creek come together. You and pets should not go into the water, swim, wade or fish until further notice in these areas.
Contact with fecal-contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. Children and those who are immunocompromised may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses. We recommend you shower after water contact and wash your hands before eating if you’ve been in contact with the water or sand.
Find our list of current surface water advisories at tpchd.org/advisories.