Friday, July 18, 2014

Fecal Matters: Bayview State Park beach CLOSED to swimming, Bayview, Skagit Co.

BEACH Program Update

On July 18, 2014, Bayview State Park beach in Skagit County was closed to swimming due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water.  Beachwaters will be resampling the beach.  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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Debby Sargeant is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6139 or debby.sargeant@ecy.wa.gov for questions.

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Would this affect any crab caught in Padilla Bay? Are they safe to eat?

Deborah Sargeant said...

Crab would be safe to eat. They aren't filter feeders. BEACH

olie said...

Thanks!