D River Beach health notice issued May 27 | New
Visitors should avoid wading in nearby coves, pools of water on the beach or in discolored waters, and avoid water runoff that flows into the ocean. Levels of fecal bacteria tend to be higher in these types of water sources. Dangerous levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters can come from both coastal and inland sources, including:
Stormwater runoff, lower overflows, faulty septic tanks, animal wastes from livestock, pets and wildlife. For the most recent advisory information, visit the Oregon Beach Watch Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0482 or 877-290-6767 (toll free).
While this advisory is in effect at D River Beach, state officials continue to encourage other recreational activities (kite flying, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on this beach because they do not present any health risk, even during an advisory. Source
Ocean waters will be tested again after issuance of an advisory. Once the bacteria levels are at a safe level, the OHA will notify the public that the advisory is lifted. Even if there is no current advisory, avoid swimming in the ocean for 48 hours after a thunderstorm.
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