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Sewage Spill Strikes Pt. Richmond . . . Again

Last week, a million-gallon sewage spill forced the cancellation of two Richmond YC events: the final installment of the small boat midwinters, and Sail A Small Boat Day. Apparently black water has mucked things up for RYC members this weekend too, according to an email sent to club members yesterday afternoon.

"Contra Costa County Health Dept. has notified us that there was another spill this morning at the Veolia sewage treatment plant near Pt. Isabel. They have posted signs at the club due to the high bacterial content in the water and recommend ABSOLUTELY NO HUMAN CONTACT. If there is not any rain overnight, they may test the water content tomorrow. We should know more on Monday. The Junior Program was the only on-the-water event scheduled for the weekend. It has been cancelled."

While the advisory may be issued by Contra Costa County, the Bay knows no county boundaries, so if you’re out on the water this weekend, keep your mouth closed . . .

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