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Beach Monitoring Program asks where to check


Happy Camp Beach.

The Oregon Health Authority’s Beach Monitoring Program invites public comment on a list of beaches it is proposing to monitor this summer.

The OHA Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) works with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to determine beaches that need monitoring based on several established criteria. These criteria include: pollution hazards present; previous beach monitoring data that identify water quality concerns; type and amount of beach use; and public input.

As part of an adaptive sampling plan, beaches and sampling locations are routinely re-evaluated to ensure available resources best protect public health. Based on OBMP’s evaluation criteria, the following table contains the proposed beaches for 2019 monitoring season. A copy of DEQ’s beach evaluation is available upon request.

The proposed list includes some of the most frequently visited beaches in Oregon, as well as beaches where the program has found bacteria present, or beaches for which local partners and the public have requested monitoring due to potential pollution concerns.

OBMP will accept public comments and suggestions on the proposed 2019 beaches through May 17, 2019. Contact OBMP by email at [email protected] or call 971-673-0400 to submit input.

BEACH

CITY

COUNTY

SEASIDE BEACH 

SEASIDE

CLATSOP

CANNON BEACH 

CANNON BEACH

CLATSOP

TOLOVANA SP BEACH 

CANNON BEACH

CLATSOP

SHORT SAND SP BEACH

ARCH CAPE

TILLAMOOK

ROCKAWAY BEACH 

ROCKAWAY

TILLAMOOK

TWINS ROCKS BEACH 

TWIN ROCKS

TILLAMOOK

NESKOWIN SP BEACH

NESKOWIN

TILLAMOOK

D RIVER SP BEACH 

LINCOLN

LINCOLN

BEVERLY BEACH

NEWPORT

LINCOLN

AGATE SP BEACH 

NEWPORT

LINCOLN

NYE BEACH 

NEWPORT

LINCOLN

SEAL ROCK  SP BEACH

SEAL ROCK

LINCOLN

HECETA BEACH 

FLORENCE

LANE

BASTENDORFF BEACH 

COOS BAY

COOS

SUNSET BAY SP BEACH 

COOS BAY

COOS

HUBBARD CREEK BEACH 

PORT ORFORD

CURRY

HARRIS BEACH SP

BROOKINGS

CURRY

MILL BEACH

BROOKINGS

CURRY