Friday, July 13, 2018

Fecal Matters: Sooes Beach is CLOSED to Water Contact Recreation, Clallam County

BEACH Program Update

On July 13, 2018, the Makah Beach Program issued a no water contact health advisory for Sooes Beach in Clallam County. This closure was issued due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. This beach will be sampled again next week to determine if bacteria levels have decreased. 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.

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

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