Monday, October 21, 2013

Fecal Matters: Closure Issued for Drayton Harbor at California Creek near Blaine, WA.

BEACH Program Update

On October 18, 2013, the Whatcom County Health Department issued a closure for Drayton Harbor at California Creek. The closure was issued due to a manure spill that discharged to the creek. The public is to have no contact with the water until further notice.

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.

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Julie Lowe is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6543 or for questions.

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