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Fresh Water Quality Sampling: Russian River Beaches and Spring Lake Lagoon

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The Sonoma County Department of Health Services, in cooperation with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Sonoma County Water Agency, monitors bacterial levels in the water at beaches on the Russian River, and also monitors Spring Lake Lagoon in cooperation with the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department. Sampling is conducted once a week each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Test results will be posted on this webpage. Or for current postings, call the Beach Sampling Hotline at (707) 565-6552

Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon Bacteriological Test Results

NOTE: Sample Points 1 through 7 are within Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon. Sample Point 8 is within Spring Lake proper.

Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon - Sampling 2014
  Sample PT. 1 Sample PT. 2 Sample PT. 3 Sample PT. 4 Sample PT. 5 Sample PT. 6 Sample PT. 7 Sample PT. 8
Date Sampled TC EC TC EC TC EC TC EC TC EC TC EC TC EC TC EC

Color Key

Colored results in above table signify the following:

GREEN: Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State guidelines (pdf).

YELLOW: Beach is open. There is an increased health risk for water contact. Bacterial levels have exceeded State guidelines (pdf). Swimming/wading is not advised.

RED: Beach is closed. There is a significant health risk for water contact. Bacterial levels have exceeded State guidelines (pdf) and/or there is a known sewage release/spill. Avoid any contact with water until further notice.

Acronyms

TC = Total Coliform - Most Probable Number (MPN)

EC = Escherichia coli - MPN

Test Results from Previous Years

Spring Lake Bacteriological Test Results - 2013 (pdf)

Spring Lake Bacteriological Test Results - 2012 (pdf)

Spring Lake Bacteriological Test Results - 2011 (pdf)

Russian River Bacteriological Test Results

Russian River Beach Sampling Sites for 2014 Season
  Cloverdale River Park Camp Rose Beach Healdsburg Veterans Steelhead Beach Forestville Access Beach Sunset Beach Johnson's Beach Monte Rio Beach
Date Sampled TC EC TC EC TC EC TC EC TC EC TC EC TC EC TC EC

Color Key

Colored results in above table signify the following:

GREEN: Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State guidelines (pdf).

YELLOW: Beach is open. There is an increased health risk for water contact. Bacterial levels have exceeded State guidelines (pdf). Swimming/wading is not advised.

RED: Beach is closed. There is a significant health risk for water contact. Bacterial levels have exceeded State guidelines (pdf) and/or there is a known sewage release/spill. Avoid any contact with water until further notice.

Acronyms

TC = Total Coliform - Most Probable Number (MPN)

EC = Escherichia coli - MPN

Test Results from Previous Years

Russan River Bacteriological Test Results - 2013 (pdf)

Russan River Bacteriological Test Results - 2012 (pdf)

Russian River Bacteriological Test Results - 2011 (pdf)

Test Results Updates

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For current postings, call the Beach Sampling Hotline at (707) 565-6552

Health Topics

Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs)
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Contact

Environmental Health and Safety Programs
625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 565-6565
eh@sonoma-county.org

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