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Grays Harbor Beaches receive high marks

August 30, 2013

According to the 2013 End of Summer Beach Report Card® issued by environmental group Heal the Bay, beach water quality in Washington and Oregon was excellent for the fourth consecutive summer.

Heal the Bay’s survey analyzed water quality data collected between Memorial Day and Aug. 21, 2013 at more than 190 locations in Washington and Oregon. A-to-F grades were issued to each beach based on levels of bacterial pollution. This summer Washington exhibited very good water quality with 91% A or B grades, while Oregon earned all A grades for the fourth consecutive year.

In Washington, however, a few pockets of polluted beaches do pose health risks. A dozen monitoring locations statewide scored D or F grades in this summer’s report, while five more received C grades.

Grays Harbor County received all A+ grades, showing good numbers for the 4th year in a row.

For a county-by-county breakdown, visit healthebay.org/brcsummer

Heal the Bay

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