BEACH Program Update
Bayview State Park in Skagit County was re-opened to swimming on July 22, 2015. Fecal bacteria sampling results showed acceptable water quality for water contact recreation. Swimming closure signs were previously posted on July 15, 2015 due to high bacteria levels in the water.
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.
Visit the BEACH web site to find the latest results for these and other saltwater beaches: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.