Susan Buckley, RN, Director, Public Health
Ira Singh, MPH, Deputy Director
Donald I. Baird, MD, Health Officer

Division of Environmental Health


Date Released: 5/18/2009
Subject: Public Health Warning Rescinded for Mad River, Clam, and Moonstone Beaches
Contact: Harriet Hill, REHS, Environmental Health Division
Phone: (707) 445-6215

The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Environmental Health Division is notifying recreational users of Mad River, Clam, and Moonstone Beaches that the May 7, 2009 warning to avoid water contact with the ocean water, rivers and creeks on these beaches has been rescinded. Water quality tests from May 7 and May 12, 2009 showed that no state health standards were exceeded at these beaches.

Weekly water quality data for the beaches monitored by the Environmental Health Division is posted on the Humboldt County website at: beachinfo. This website includes the retesting results for the posted beaches, which are always made available on the Friday after the initial warning. They can be viewed by clicking on “Current Water Quality Test Results.” The yellow warning signs are also removed from the beaches as soon as tests indicate that the beach waters do not exceed the standards. For further information, please contact the Environmental Health Division at 707-445-6215.


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