The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services’ Public Health Branch issued a health warning Wednesday urging recreational users to avoid contact with the creeks, rivers and ocean waters near Mad River, Clam, Luffenholtz and Old Home beaches. The warning came after water tests at all four beaches showed levels of enterococcus faecalis exceeding state health standards. At Luffenholtz Beach, the state standards for E. coli was also exceeded.
Whole story here.
Humboldt Baykeeper’s Pete Nichols, quoted in the T-S story, also discussed this with Mike Dronkers yesterday on KHUM’s Coastal Currents, which will be available here.
Green slime at the North Jetty eddying around… the subject of KHUM 104.3 FM’s most recent Coastal Currents.
Humboldt Baykeeper’s Pete Nichols says surfers are calling the city saying they’re sick from it. Anyone have first-hand experience? We’ve noticed some foam around the jetty, definitely, but no side effects.
In any case, episodes like this are exactly why Humboldt Surfrider is raising funds for our very own water quality lab! Help support the cause by donating, volunteering, even picking up an awesome hoodie or T-shirt at Greenhouse:
Thank you to Mike Dronkers for providing the audio.