Popular beach on Hood Canal closed over health concerns

Courtesy Dept of Ecology

UNION, Wash – A popular beach along the Hood Canal is closed to swimming due to high levels of bacteria in the water.

State Department of Ecology officials

are telling the public not to have contact with the water at Twanoh State Park in Mason County until further notice.

Fecal contamination exposure can lead to gastroenteritis, skin rashes and upper respiratory infections among other things.