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Results of Columbia River water tests on news tonight @ 6PM.

 
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m.shred



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Results of Columbia River water tests on news tonight @ 6PM. Reply with quote

Channel 8 just announced that the results of the water tests related to windsurfers complaints of illness will be on the news tonight @ 6PM.
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squids



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: Water Quality Columbia River Reply with quote

Could You please post the results of the water tests.

We dont get chan. 8 in Vancouver BC

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srich



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I caught most of the news that night but never saw anything on water test results. I may have missed it. If anyone caught it please post.
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bjamin



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject: Water Quality Columbia River Reply with quote

Not sure about the channel 8 report but found this news on oregonlive, dated aug 10, 2007

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Columbia Riverkeeper's initial tests for E. coli near popular windsurfing sites in the Columbia Gorge show very low levels of the bacteria, the group's water quality specialist said today.

The advocacy group began testing Columbia River water for E. coli this week after a spike in complaints this summer from windsurfers and kiteboarders about "river nose." That's a description for symptoms among heavy river users that can include sinus infections, constant sneezing, cuts that don't heal, nausea and fatigue.

Rachael Pecore of Columbia Riverkeeper is conducting the testing with help from Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality and Willamette Riverkeeper. She and a DEQ specialist tested at four sites in and near Hood River this week.

The highest result for E. coli was a "most probable number" of 7 bacteria per 100 milliliters of water, she said, far lower than federal standards for recreational water of 235 mpn. The lowest state standard, in Vermont, is 77 mpn. At that level, the state predicts that four in 1,000 swimmers will become ill, according to Willamette Riverkeeper.


The entire article can be read here. Looks like e-coli is not a problem.
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m.shred



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: 1rst results of more to come... Reply with quote

The news showed some sailors & mentioned the sinus complaints & wounds that don't heal. The first tests showed:

Low levels of pollen
Low levels of bacteria assosiated with fecal sewage. (Probably from all the cows by the river in Boardman, ya suppose?)

That's all.
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