Retention of King Salmon is Prohibited
Also please see below for information on elevated levels of bacteria found on Kenai River beaches and precautions you should take to avoid exposure
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Press Release
Elevated levels of bacteria found at Kenai River beaches
Enterococci and Fecal coliform bacteria could pose health threat
(KENAI, AK) – Recent water quality samples collected at Kenai River Beaches
indicate elevated levels of enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria in the water.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is collecting
samples this summer to determine if the water is safe for recreation.
Contact with water that has high levels of enterococci/fecal coliform bacteria
may cause people to have stomach aches, diarrhea, or ear, eye and skin
DEC suggests that beach users take normal precautions to avoid exposure,
such as avoiding drinking or swimming in the water, washing after contact
with the water, and rinsing fish harvested from the area with clean water. As
always, people should cook seafood to a minimum of 145 degrees Fahrenheit
internal temperature to destroy pathogens.
Read the full press release HERE