The Charles County Department of Health Division of Environmental Health Services has issued an advisory warning the public to avoid contact with the water around the following areas: River Road on the Wicomico River, Newburg, and Chapel Point State Park at the Port Tobacco River, Port Tobacco.
Stream samples taken on Aug. 13, 2007, to test for bacteria in this area exceeded the maximum contaminant level for recreational use.
Additional sampling will be conducted to test the water quality.
For more information, contact the Charles County Department of Health Environmental Health Services Division at 301-609-6751, or go to the Health Department’s Alerts page at