Friday, June 22, 2012

Fecal Matters: Swimming Advisory Issued at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, Snohomish County

BEACH Program Update

Today, the BEACH Program issued a swimming advisory at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park in Snohomish County. The swimming advisory was issued based on elevated bacteria in the marine water and a nearby stormwater outfall.

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 for questions.

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