WA farm likely source of contamination in creek
March 5, 2014 by News Tribune
March 5, 2014, Bellingham, WA – A dairy farm is probably the main source of fecal coliform bacteria that contaminated part of Terrell Creek and caused the beach closure near where the creek empties into the south end of Birch Bay.
The beach has been closed since Jan. 31, after routine sampling Jan. 30 showed very high counts of fecal coliform in the creek. According to the Washington Department of Agriculture the farm’s dairy manure storage is at capacity. READ MORE