Health advisory lifted for Cannon Beach, Tolovana State Park | Local News
CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) – The health advisory for Cannon Beach and Tolovana State Park has been lifted.
The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday issued a health advisory for Cannon Beach and Tolovana State Park in Clatsop County due to dangerous levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.
The OHA is asking people to avoid direct contact with water until the advisory is lifted, as the bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, rashes, tract infections upper respiratory tract and other diseases. The advisory includes contact with nearby streams, puddles on the beach, and runoff flowing into the ocean.
According to the OHA, dangerous levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters can come from both coastal and inland sources such as stormwater runoff, sewer overflows, malfunctioning septic systems and animal waste from livestock. , pets and wildlife.
Although the OHA advises against contact with water, it does indicate that other recreational activities, such as kites and picnics, at Cannon Beach and Tolovana State Park are acceptable.
Once the bacteria levels are at a safe level, the OHA will lift the advisory.
Visit the Oregon Beach Watch Program website for up-to-date information on advisories, or call 971-673-0482 or 877-290-6767.
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