Friday, June 20, 2014

Fecal Matters: Swimming Advisory issued for Bayview State Park beach, Skagit County, WA.

BEACH Program Update

A no contact advisory was issued for Bayview State Park beach on June 20, 2014.  The advisory was issued due to high fecal bacteria levels at the beach.  Skagit County Beachwatchers will resample this beach next week. This advisory will be in effect 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.

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. Debby Sargeant is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at for questions.

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