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HEALTH Recommends Beach Closure

The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of King Park Beach in Newport to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the area is safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the HEALTH laboratory or a state certified laboratory.

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Department or agency: Department of Health: Beach Monitoring


Release date: 08-26-2014

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