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CHEHALIS RIVER BACTERIA LEVELS DOWN

August 30, 2011

Bacterial pollution in the Chehalis River Basin is lower, according to the latest data supplied by state environmental officials.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports about 80 percent of the water-quality monitoring stations in the river basin that failed fecal coliform standards from 1996 through 2004 now meet those standards.

The health of people coming into contact with the water is threatened when bacteria levels from human and animal waste exceed safe levels.

The lower pollution levels are especially important for the Chehalis River watershed in Grays Harbor because it supports not only the shellfish industry but also other fisheries and recreational use.

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