The Oregon Health Authority has lifted health advisories in ocean waters at Nye Beach in Newport and D-River Beach in Lincoln City.
The health authority issued the advisories after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in near-shore waters.
The state health authority says contact with the water no longer involves a major risk. However, officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and the runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bird poop which contains bacteria harmful to humans and animals.
These alerts occur year-round on the Oregon Coast which means local residents and tourists must be vigilant in checking for those alerts when low or stagnant water levels send infected waters downstream to coastal beaches. Locals say you never know what your children will be playing in unless you’re up to date on the alerts. To find out what water conditions are, here’s the website:
Cut and paste it into your cell phone so you can check to see if there any advisories for Oregon beaches.