Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fecal Matters: Bayview State Park CLOSED to swimming, Skagit County

BEACH Program Update

As of July 15, 2015 Bayview State Park beach in Skagit County is closed to swimming due to high bacteria levels.  This beach will be resampled to determine if water quality is safe for swimming.  Until then, 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.

Stay updated about water quality at your beaches by keeping up with us on our blog Fecal Matters, on Facebook, or join our listserv.

Debby Sargeant is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6139 or for questions.

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