Monday, January 4, 2016

Fecal Matters: Swim Advisory Issued for Dakwas Beach, Neah Bay, Makah Beach Program

BEACH Program Update

On January 4, 2016, the Makah Beach Program issued a swim advisory for Dakwas Park Beach in Neah Bay due to moderately high bacteria levels in the water.  Staff from the Makah Beach Program will be resampling this beach on January 5th 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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