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Susanj60



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Doug's beach closed Reply with quote

11:30 sunday. Doug's beach is currently closed due to water quality issues. I called the number shown and they told me friday rains had overflowed The Dalles sewer treatment facility.
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surfersteve



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for taking the time to post this. I sailed at Rowena for about three hours 3/4 years ago the last time the treatment plant dumped sewage. No notices or anyone looking out for river users that day.
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scottwerden



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh great, I sailed Doug's in the afternoon and did a couple of dunkings where you get water up the snoot. I can only imagine what I was inhaling. Freakin disgusting.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get a kick out of the instructions for those nasal lavage kits that work so well for rivernose: "Boil the water before each daily use". The reason is that some city water systems harbor a bacteria known to occasionally be fatal if it gets too far up our nose.

Doods, we're washing everything from Monsanto's finest concoctions to e coli from The Dalles outta there; what's one more bug? Smile

Considering what'a up our nose after a session in any big river, tap water's good enough for me. This happens every few summers at Doug's, so it's nothing out of the ordinary.
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SamD0g



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://columbiariverkeeper.org/water-quality/swim-guide/

Here is the link to postings about water quality on the Columbia . I couldn't get the app they mention. It kept showing up for Lake Ontario.
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rowenaman



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: closed again Reply with quote

2:45 @ Doug's- Monday 8/19. e-coli count has caused emergency closure again! Heard Columbia RiverKeeper has good links to get accurate water quality info.
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biffmalibu



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: OR vs. WA parks Reply with quote

I was windsurfing Mayer St. Park (Rowena) yesterday (Monday). Close to the OR shore, I spied chunks of ? with a nice bright green layer of algae around them. During my session, I spit a lot, made certain to never crash, and avoided the aerosol spray of other windsurfers upwind of me. After my session, I poured a gallon of fresh water over my whole body and showered with soap after arriving home.

Today, I have no signs of infection. I'm wondering about others. Mayer was relatively busy with windsurfers and a few others. I think it's interesting how WA is conservative and OR more laissez-faire with state park policy. I think there must be lots of eddies downstream of The Dalles that will hold poop for a long time.



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CUSalin



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boyslie wrote:
http://columbiariverkeeper.org/water-quality/swim-guide/

Here is the link to postings about water quality on the Columbia . I couldn't get the app they mention. It kept showing up for Lake Ontario.


Boylie - Download the swimgude app as it appears (Lake Ontario) and it will use your location to display beaches in your area.

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sailon



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of us sailed at Rowena over the weekend. A kiter passed the warning on to us early Saturday, but the phone numbers didn't work on the weekend and there was nothing about it on the internet that we could find - including at the Columbia River Keepers site. I asked the Oregon Parks people, and they hadn't heard anything about it. I decided the sign was an old one (It was not dated.) for the May 2010 e-coli warning that we did find on the internet. It is certainly a YUK factor. A couple of changes to their notification procedure would help.
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sailed at Doug's on Sunday, no ill effects...................yet.

-Craig
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