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Mill Beach Health Advisory Lifted

Snazzy Beach PhotoBROOKINGS, Ore. – A public health advisory put in place by the Oregon Health Authority at Mill Beach in Curry County has been lifted.

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided in the area. The advisory was issued August 7th after samples of water showed higher-than-normal fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters.

Although test results show fewer levels of bacteria, officials recommend staying out of large pools and runoff from water frequented by birds. The increased fecal matter in these areas can have higher levels of the harmful bacteria.

State officials encourage other recreational activities and suggest that ocean water contact stay at a minimum.

If you would like more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or call the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.