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The status of monitored beaches is based on beach water quality monitoring that occurs between May 20, 2019 through August 20, 2019. Although there may be similar issues occurring at other beaches, advisories are only issued for beaches that are actively being monitored within this sampling window. Limited resources make it difficult to get to all beach locations in any given year, or to monitor for an entire 12 months.
This monitoring data is used for recreational swimming and bathing purposes only. Read about shellfish harvesting below if you plan to harvest shellfish.
When are advisories issued?When test results indicate that marine water bacteria levels are at or above the beach action value (BAV) of 130 MPN, an advisory will be issued.Look for this posted sign.When are advisories lifted?When marine water test results indicate that bacteria levels are below the BAV (130 MPN), the advisory will be lifted.Look for this posted sign.
If there are current beach advisories, they will be listed below.
When test results indicate that bacteria levels are at or above the BAV (130 MPN), an advisory will be issued.
When test results indicate that bacteria levels are below the BAV (130 MPN), the advisory will be lifted.
Shellfish - including clams, mussels, oysters, scallops and crab - can sometimes become contaminated with toxins that can make you sick. Always check the status of a beach where you plan to harvest shellfish.
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