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Water Testing 200 Yards From Shore?

"First, I learned that the Orange County Health Department tests water quality 200 yeards out rather than at the shore where peole swim. I found bacteria levels up to seven times over the legal bacteria limit at shore, while the County's samples taken 200 yards out showed safe water conditions." (Quote from Margaux Thomas of Laguna Beach, CA. Margaux, a high school student, has been testing beach waters through the Surfrider Laguna Beach Chapter's Blue Water Task Force)

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