Dash Point Closure on 8/14

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  1. DennisE

    DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    For those that might care:

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    Fecal Matters: Beach closed at Dash Point Park in Tacoma, WA


    BEACH Program Update

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    On August 14, 2013, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department issued a beach closure at Dash Point Park in Tacoma, WA. The closure was issued due to high fecal bacteria counts in the water. The public is warned not to make contact with the water until further notice.

    The closure will remain in place until follow up sampling indicates the threat is gone.

    Dash Point Park is a Metro Parks Tacoma facility west of the Pierce-King County line, it is a different site than Dash Point State Park in King County.

    Contact with fecal contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Children and the elderly may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses.

    Stay updated about water quality at your beaches by keeping up with us on our blog Fecal Matters, on Facebook, or join our listserv.

    Christopher Clinton is the interim BEACH Program Manager and is available at christopher.clinton@ecy.wa.gov for questions.
     
  2. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Yum yum, I bet there's a few of you with some fresh pinks in your smoker as we speak. Never thought I'd say this but I'm glad I got skunked Sunday.
     
  3. jwg

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    The article in The News Tribune does not appear to preclude fishing in waders:
    http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/08/14/2731278/dash-point-park-beach-closes-due.html

    here is part of what it says:

    "Any activities that would expose bare skin to the water, or cause the water to be ingested, should be avoided, the department said.
    As long as fishermen wear waders and carefully wash and cook their catch, fishing at the park is still safe.
    Health officials took additional samples Wednesday to investigate further.
    The beach will stay closed until testing shows a safe bacteria level."
     
  4. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

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    "real" Chum Turds.
     
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  5. Sounds like a shitty situation
     
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    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    WHAT IS THAT BROWN lumpy STUFF? is all good, it's BROWN GRAVY!!! :eek:
     
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    What about your reel and line?
     

  10. I wouldn't be the first one to shake your hand and congratulate your catch or give you a high five... Maybe NW fly fisherman will do a report on Brownlining for Pinks.
     
  11. rotato

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    Wait until the fecal bits flow down tide a bit and we will all understand the meaning of "browns" point
     
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  12. Rodney Bryan

    Rodney Bryan Rodney Bryan

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    Here is a key bit of information that we should not overlook

    Dash Point Park is a Metro Parks Tacoma facility west of the Pierce-King County line, it is a different site than Dash Point State Park in King County.
     
  13. DennisE

    DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    State site "fecal matters" says it's reopened as of today.
     

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