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Fresh Water Quality

Environmental Health & Safety monitors bacterial levels in the water at beaches along the Russian River and at Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon by collecting and testing weekly water samples between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on July 7, 2017

    Follow-up testing of samples taken from Monte Rio Beach continue to show elevated levels of coliform bacteria. The beach remains closed and signs advising the public to avoid swimming, wading or water contact remain posted in accordance with state guidelines.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on July 6, 2017

    Recent bacterial testing of Russian River beaches indicated elevated levels of coliform bacteria at Monte Rio Beach. Today, in accordance with state guidelines, the Department of Health Services (DHS) Environmental Health staff posted ‘warning-closure’ signs at the Monte Rio Beach. The closure sign advises the public “no swimming, wading or water contact” should occur at this location.

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Russian River Beaches
Water Quality Test Results

Cloverdale River Park Beach

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:2,755
Escherichia coli:52
Beach Status:Open

Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State standards.

Del Rio Woods Beach

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:2,613
Escherichia coli:<10
Beach Status:Open

Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State standards.

Camp Rose Beach

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:1,989
Escherichia coli:20
Beach Status:Open

Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State standards.

Healdsburg Veterans Beach

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:2,359
Escherichia coli:<10
Beach Status:Open

Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State standards.

Steelhead Beach

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:2,247
Escherichia coli:10
Beach Status:Open

Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State standards.

Forestville Access Beach

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:2,046
Escherichia coli:10
Beach Status:Open

Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State standards.

Sunset Beach

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:2,359
Escherichia coli:10
Beach Status:Open

Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State standards.

Johnson's Beach

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:2,755
Escherichia coli:10
Beach Status:Open

Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State standards.

Monte Rio Beach

Date Collected:July 19, 2017
Total Coliform:6,867
Escherichia coli:63
Beach Status:Open

Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State standards.

Patterson Point

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:8,664
Escherichia coli:31
Beach Status:Open

Beach is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State standards.

Download 2017 test results - all locations

Russian River sampling locations

Test Results from Previous Years

Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon
Water Quality Test Results

Lagoon is open. Health risk is low for water contact. Bacterial levels are within State standards.

Sample Point 1

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:1.0
Escherichia coli:1.0

Sample Point 2

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:<1.0
Escherichia coli:<1.0

Sample Point 3

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:10.8
Escherichia coli:<1.0

Sample Point 4

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:<1.0
Escherichia coli:<1.0

Sample Point 5

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:<1.0
Escherichia coli:<1.0

Sample Point 6

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:<1.0
Escherichia coli:<1.0

Sample Point 7

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:<1.0
Escherichia coli:<1.0

Sample Point 8

Date Collected:July 17, 2017
Total Coliform:14,136.0
Escherichia coli:41.0

Download 2017 test results - all locations

Spring Lake Lagoon sampling locations

Information on swimmer's itch from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Test Results from Previous Years

State Standards

Total Coliform

10,000 per 100 ml

Escherichia coli

235 per 100 ml

Contact Information

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County of Sonoma
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7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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