CURRY COUNTY, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority lifted a public health advisory for ocean water at Harris Beach Friday.
OHA issued the advisory on August 31, after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.
Follow-up tests taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality showed lower bacteria levels.
OHA says contact with ocean water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk.
Officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because that water may contain increased fecal matter bacteria.
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