Jul 12, 2017
The Department of Health Services (DHS) is re-opening Monte Rio Beach after follow-up testing of samples taken showed diminished levels of coliform bacteria.The beach is OPEN and SAFE to swim in.
Test results for total coliform and E. coli were both BELOW the state guidelines and DHS protocol. These guidelines specify that any level above 10,000 organisms per 100 ml for total coliform or 235 organism per 100 ml for E.coli require posting of signage. DHS initially closed the beach on July 6th due to elevated levels of bacteria that exceeded these guidelines.
Results will be posted on our website:http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Environmental-Health/Water-Quality/Fresh-Water-Quality/. DHS will continue to test every week at the most popular beaches along the Russian River.
While all beaches are open to enjoy, DHS recommends the following healthy water habits:
For more information regarding the status of the Russian River, call the recorded beach hotline at (707) 565-6552 or visit DHS’ website:http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Environmental-Health/Water-Quality/Fresh-Water-Quality/