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.