Monthly Archive: April 2024

Green Lake Water Quality – April 21, 2024

Secchi Depth: 3.1 meters, (10.2 feet)
Water Temp: 12.5 C, (54.5 F)

Weekly data are reported quarterly and uploaded to the King County Lakes website available here.   (Select “Green-1” and “View Data”). General lake information, water quality data, and reports are available here.  Continuous Green Lake Water Level and Temperature Gauge data  are available here.

Green Lake Safe Swimming Status

Green Lake can experience algae blooms in late summer and fall that produce toxins and result in warnings of unsafe conditions for swimming.

The beaches are tested weekly during the summer for fecal coliform bacteria that very rarely result in beach closures.

For a current listing of Green Lake and other King County beach warnings to Stay Out Of The Water, go to the King County Lakes website here.  
https://kingcounty.gov/legacy/services/environment/water-and-land/lakes/swim-beaches.aspx/default.aspx

Lakes currently experiencing toxic algae blooms are also listed on the Washington State Toxic Algae website here
https://www.nwtoxicalgae.org/

Green Lake Water Quality – April 14, 2024

Secchi Depth: 3.2 meters, (10.5 feet)
Water Temp: – bad thermometer C – (00.0 F)

Weekly water clarity and temperature data are posted on the King County Lakes website and available here (select “Green-1” and “View Data”). General lake information, water quality data, and reports are available here. Continuous water level and temperature gauge data are available here.

Green Lake Water Quality – April 7, 2024

Secchi Depth: 2.6 meters, (8.5 feet)
Water Temp: 7.0 C, (44.6 F)
Lake Water Quality is monitored weekly by Jeffrey Howard at East Green Lake from the T-dock near the Green Lake Community Center or from a boat at the deepest part of the lake. The weekly data are reported quarterly and uploaded to the King County Lakes website available here. Select “Green-1” and “View Data”. General lake information, water quality data, and reports are available here.

For continuous Green Lake Water Level and Temperature Gauge data tracked by King County, go to the King County Hydrologic Information Center website where you can search for both temperature (in C) and lake elevation. Here are instructions:
1. Click on either Water Temperature or State Only Gage to get a map of monitoring sites.
2. Click on the red dot at Green Lake
3. Click on View Graph. (The graph is currently being updated to improve visibility.) More data selections are listed left of the graph.

Green Lake Stewards Planting Party! Saturday, April 6, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join Our Green Lake Planting Work Party!

Hello Stewards…

Happy Spring! Hope this message finds you well! We have a work party coming up. In addition to planting we will also be mulching to protect and nourish our new plants.

Date:  Saturday, April 6th
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Meet:  Beside the Aqua Theater at the east end of the Small Craft Center
(5900 West Green Lake Way North)

Dress for the weather and the dirty work, wear close-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water.

Hope see you there!
Questions?
Adnan Khan (203) 361.6807 or adnanz.89@gmail.com 

Our mailing address is
greenlakestewards@gmail.com

Green Lake Flowering Plant Tour – April 14

Don’t Miss the Green Lake Flowering Plant Tour with Ray Easterday Sunday, April 14, 2024, 9:00 AM to ~ Noon

Come see over 300 cherry trees in bloom and learn about the over 12 types of them along with many other plants in spring bloom in Green Lake Park. Meet at the northwest tennis courts just west of the parking lot on West Green Lake Way Drive North. It’s FREE!
Please read the whole flyer for complete information!