Friday, March 31, 2017

Fecal Matters: No Swimming Advisory for Dakwas Park Beach, Neah Bay, Makah Beach Program, Clallam County

BEACH Program Update

On March 31, 2017, the Makah Beach Program issued a no-contact advisory for Dakwas Park Beach in Neah Bay due to high bacteria levels in the water. Staff from the Makah Beach Program will be sampling 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 our blog Fecal Matters, on Facebook, or join our listserv.

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

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