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

Division of Environmental Health

PRESS RELEASE

Date Released: 6/24/2005
Subject: Luffenholtz Beach Waters are Now Safe
Contact: Harriet Hill, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, 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 Luffenholtz Beach that the warning issued on June 23, 2005 to avoid contact with ocean water near the mouth of Luffenholtz Creek has been withdrawn. A second water quality test completed on June 24, 2005 indicates that the state health standards for Enterococcus faecalis and fecal coliform/total coliform are now being met. All warning signs have been removed from the beach.

For further information and beach water quality data, readers should refer to the Humboldt County website at: www.co.humboldt.ca.us/health/envhealth/beachinfo or contact the Environmental Health Division at 707-445-6215 or 1-800-963-9241.

 

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