BEACH Program Update
Last week Clallam County Health & Human Services opened Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles, WA to water contact recreation. Additional marine water samples collected last week show bacteria concentrations have dropped to background levels. A swimming advisory was previously issued on October 4, 2013 due to a combined sewer overflow (CSO) near the beach. CSOs are a diluted mixture of untreated sewage and storm water.
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