A public health advisory for contact with ocean water at Seal Rock State Park was lifted Friday by the Oregon Health Authority. The advisory was issued June 4 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.
Results from subsequent samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality showed contamination had subsided, and the water no longer poses a higher-than-normal health risk associated with water contact activities. However, officials recommend staying out of large pools and runoff from water frequented by birds because this can be an indication of increased bacteria from fecal matter.
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