Thursday, January 14, 2016

Fecal Matters: Dakwas Park Beach CLOSED to swimming, Makah Beach Program, Clallam County

BEACH Program Update

On January 14, 2016, the Makah Beach Program issued a swim closure for Dakwas Park Beach in Neah Bay due to high bacteria levels in the water.  Staff from the Makah Beach Program will be resampling this beach next week to determine if bacteria levels have dropped.    

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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