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Russian River Update - Blue-Green Algae

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, DHS received test results indicating that a low-level of blue-green algae toxins are present in certain areas of the Russian River. In accordance with state guidance, the level of toxin present is enough to trigger the posting of “Caution” signs in both English and Spanish at all major beaches along the River.

There are currently no restrictions for recreational use of the Russian River. However, the public should be advised that potentially harmful algae may be present. Care should be taken to keep children and pets away from algae, and prevent them from drinking river water.

Blue-green algae testing results

Blue-green algae update: August 17, 2017

Beach hotline: (707) 565-6552

  • When: August 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM 11:30 PM

    The Healthcare Disaster Planning Forum meets quarterly to discuss planning and coordination of emergency preparedness and response for disasters affecting the health of the public.

  • When: August 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

     Market is open to all, and Sonoma WIC families receive a $20 voucher to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables!

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    When: August 26, 2017 from 7:30 AM 4:00 PM

    We believe animal health and welfare is everyone’s responsibility, including controlling the size of the local animal population. One way we do this is through weekly spay and neuter clinics for qualifying low-income Sonoma County residents.

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  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on August 8, 2017

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Health Services
    Published on August 1, 2017

    The Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division intends to award contract to California Human Development.

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  • Health Services
    Published on July 26, 2017

    On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 DHS received test results indicating that a low-level of blue-green algae toxins are present in certain areas of the river. In accordance with state guidance, the level of toxin present is enough to trigger the posting of “Caution” signs. Signs in both English and Spanish will be posted at the ten major beaches along the Russian River.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 19, 2017
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) has been awarded the 2017 Local Health Department of the Year Award from the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO). The award recognizes and honors outstanding health department accomplishments. Sonoma County was selected as the Gold Level Recipient, the top honor, among counties with a population of 500,000 or more.
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