Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fecal Matters: Bay View State Park CLOSED to Swimming, Skagit County

BEACH Program Update

On 6/1/2017, a closure to water contact recreation at Bay View State Park was issued due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. This beach will be re-sampled next week to determine if bacteria levels have dropped. The public is advised to avoid 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.

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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