PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon officials say they have lifted health advisories concerning contact with water at three Oregon beaches.
The Oregon Health Authority said it lifted the advisories for Cannon, Tolovana and Short Sand beaches on Thursday after testing showed that fecal bacteria levels have subsided.
The advisories were issued Wednesday after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters. Cannon Beach and Tolovana Beach are in Clatsop County while Short Sand Beach is in Tillamook County.
The agency says the source of such contamination can be at the shore or inland, such as in storm water runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems and waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.