Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fecal Matters: Swimming Advisory Issued at Dakwas Park Beach in Neah Bay

BEACH Program Update

On March 6, 2012, the Makah Tribe BEACH Program in Clallam County issued a swimming advisory at Dakwas Park Beach in Neah Bay. The advisory was issued due to elevated bacteria results in water samples collected at the beach.

Contact with fecal contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Children and the elderly may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses.

Stay updated about water quality at your beaches by keeping up with us on Facebook, checking beach status on Coastal Atlas, or joining our listserv. Julie Lowe is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6543 or julie.lowe@ecy.wa.gov for questions.

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