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Clean Water Program and Information

Shellfish Safety

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CHECK BEFORE YOU DIG!
Check the safety status map of recreational beaches OR call the Shellfish Safety Hotline
1-800-562-5632
Shellfish closure map provided by
Washington State Department of Health

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Samish Bay Shellfish Closure Calendar



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SAMISH BAY CLOSURE LEGEND

Red days – are Confirmed Closures in the bay based on fecal coliform samples showing an excess of bacteria in the Samish River.

Circled days – are CFS Closures (CFS = cubic feet per second).  The WA State Office of Shellfish and Water Protection closes the bay based on a significant river rise.

Yellow days – are Unconfirmed Closures.  Once a CFS Closure has been triggered, the bay remains in an unconfirmed state until fecal coliform samples indicate the water is polluted (a red day) or not (the bay opens within 48 hours).

Blue days – are Flood Closures.  The Samish River has flooded and in turn the bay is closed.


Historic Closure Calendars

2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016