Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fecal Matters: Cline Spit County Park CLOSED to Swimming, Clallam County

BEACH Program Update

On August 23, 2016, Clallam County Health and Human Services issued a "No Water Contact" health advisory for Cline Spit County Park. The closure was issued due to high fecal bacteria levels in the water. The health department will be re-sampling the water next week. The public is advised to avoid any 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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Julianne Ruffner, is available at 360-407-6154 or julianne.ruffner@ecy.wa.gov for questions.

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