Whidbey Island waters undergoing testing will be dyed red


The waters of Whidbey Island will run red Monday with the fluorescent hue of rhodamine, a non-toxic dye being used by the state to survey wastewater movement and its impact on local shellfish.

The Washington Department of Health is evaluating the movement of wastewater near the Oak Harbor Clean Water Facility and its impacts on shellfish growing areas, primarily those near the Saratoga Passage and Penn Cove.