Shadow Cliffs beaches open this weekend

Health department gives OK after latest E. coli tests, EBRPD says

Shadow Cliffs beaches are open again after nearly a week of closures due to high levels of E. coli bacteria.

"The levels got better over the weekend and the health department gave us the okay to reopen," Hal MacLean, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) water management supervisor, said on Tuesday.

EBRPD closed south beach July 23 after bacteria measurements did not meet state health standards, and the closure was expanded to north beach last Friday after water test results came back too high in that area.

District officials sampled the water every day since the initial closure, but they plan to go back to weekly testing, said MacLean.


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Posted by Eric
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jul 30, 2014 at 9:22 am

Only way I or mine would be swimming at Shadow Cliffs is if the water was filtered and chlorinated. Oh yeah, the EBRPD board decided to dismantle the wonderful water slides and all thats left to swim in is a septic hole in the ground. Pass.

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Posted by Lileth
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

Eric, do you have any nice things to say?

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Posted by El Dumpo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 31, 2014 at 9:08 am

I'm very skeptical that the source of the "poop" was geese. More likely it was the clientele. I used to maintain pools in the Central Valley. I no longer swim in public swimming pools, let alone a body of water that is not chlorinated.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 31, 2014 at 9:55 am

nasty nasty nasty...same thing with rat hair in ground beef...stay away from it.

unfortunately, the public has no clue what they are exposed to on a daily CAUTIOUS!

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 1, 2014 at 12:19 pm

You can cook the rat hair before eating it. It's pretty tough to cook the toilet water at Shadow Cliffs before swimming or accidentally drinking.

I have an idea. Why don't we make the Shadow Cliffs area into a big dog park. That might take care of the geese and solve our dog park issues.

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