Thursday, June 20, 2019

Fecal Matters: Water contact advisory issued for Bay View State Park, Skagit County

A no-contact advisory to water recreation was issued at Bay View State Park in Padilla Bay. This advisory is due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. Signs have been posted at the beach to warn the public. This beach will be re-sampled next week to see if bacterial levels have dropped to safe levels.

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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