A seven day Razor clam dig continues today with digging approved at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and portions of Mocrocks beach.
The state Department of Health on Friday said that some 1,500 feet of shoreline near Seabrook has been closed due to a sewage spill. An alert said the section of beach just south of Pacific Beach will remain closed for the month of February.
Mark Toy, environmental engineer with the state Office of Environmental Health and Safety said, “We urge razor clam harvesters to avoid this stretch of beach, as shellfish can retain harmful bacteria and viruses found in sewage.”
Toy added on Friday, “We advise anyone who harvested in this area on Thursday to throw away any remaining clams.”
Mocrocks Beach, located between the Copalis River and the southern boundary of the Quinault Indian Reservation (just south of the Moclips River) and includes Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach, and Moclips.
The remainder of the currently approved schedule is below, with the 1,500 feet of Seabrook beach to stay closed during this schedule and for the month of February.
February 10, Monday, 7:32 pm -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
February 11, Tuesday, 8:13 pm -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
February 12, Wednesday, 8:55 pm -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
No digging is allowed before noon for allowed digs when low tide occurs in the evening.