Humboldt County is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Beach Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act (BEACH Act) to monitor for the presence of bacteria in ocean water areas. Water samples are taken
The following beaches are posted: Moonstone Beach / Little River
|Clam Beach County Park||No||5/20/2019||512||No||20||No||20||No|
|North Mad River Mouth||No||5/20/2019||95||No||10||No
|Trinidad State Park / Mill Creek||No||5/20/2019||187||No||<10||No||31||No|
All units are in are in MPN/100 ml. MPN = "most probable number".
State water quality standards for bacteria in recreational waters are not to exceed:
Total coliform = 10,000 MPN/100ml
E. coli (a fecal coliform) = 400 MPN/100 ml
Enterococcus (E. faecalis) = 104 MPN/100 ml
*Fecal coliform to total coliform ratio exceeds 0.1, and the total coliform count exceeds 1,000 MPN
NOWCAST Predictive Modeling now includes Luffenholtz Beach. Click the website and enter "Luffenholtz" under the "search for your favorite beach" section.
For more information, go to: https://beachreportcard.org.