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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is reminding beach visitors to be mindful of unhealthy waterways resulting from thunderstorms.
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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is reminding beach visitors to be mindful of unhealthy waterways resulting from thunderstorms.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is reminding beachgoers that heavy rains raise the risk of unhealthy water in the Bay and other waterways.

Foundation officials say summer thunderstorms flush pollution into creeks, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. That means bacteria from failing septic systems and pet waste or livestock manure can end up in waters used for swimming and other water activities.

The Bay foundation says the solution to the problem is reducing pollution and improving storm water systems so they slow runoff and treat it before it reaches waterways.

Beachgoers can check on current conditions using the Maryland Healthy Beaches website.

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