Monday, January 30, 2017

Fecal Matters: Dyes Inlet CLOSED to Water Recreation, Kitsap County

BEACH Program Update

Kitsap Public Health District extended a no-contact advisory for Dyes Inlet through Sunday, February 5th due to an additional spill on January 30th. The first spill of 90,000 gallons occurred on January 29, 2017 that impacted Mosher Creek which feeds into Dyes Inlet. This advisory includes Anna Smith Park, Old Military Park, and Silverdale Waterfront Park. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area.

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, our BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-407-6154 or for questions.

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