FIrst of all, I think our Feds could do a better job with signage here, at Baker Beach:
And second of all, I think the sign should say that this water is generally OK for kids to play in/around, except for times after it’s been raining. I think.
And there’s this:
San Francisco and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which has jurisdiction over Baker Beach, are working with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on monitoring studies in an attempt to locate the source of the coliform, fecal coliform and enterococci detected where Lobos Creek meets the ocean. “It’s a spring-fed creek. We don’t know what’s causing it,” said Michael Kellogg, the supervising biologist for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. “Runoff is not an issue at Lobos Creek, which is percolating ground water.”
Anyway, this is the sign I can remember seeing, but it’s gone now…