BEACH Program Update
Yesterday, the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) released their “Testing the Waters Report” comparing Washington's BEACH Program results to other coastal states. Proudly, Washington ranks 10 out of 30 states indicating good beach water quality. This ranking is an improvement over last year's report which ranked Washington State 14 out of 30. This report is helpful because it compares state-to-state BEACH monitoring data to a common federal water quality criterion.
For more information, the report is found here: http://www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/ttw/default.asp
Visit the BEACH web site to find the latest results for these and other saltwater beaches: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/
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Julie Lowe is the BEACH Program Manager and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org