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Bacteria Warning Issued at Newport Dunes

Signs warning of unhealthy bacteria levels were posted Tuesday at a section of Newport Dunes.

(Photo credit Nisha Gutierrez-Jaime)
(Photo credit Nisha Gutierrez-Jaime)

A section of Newport Bay remains under a health advisory today, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

On Tuesday the Orange County Health Care Agency’s Ocean Water Protection Program posted warning signs located 300 feet on the west side of Newport Dunes. According to health officials, the bacteria levels exceed health standards and contact with the water may cause illness.

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