Posts Tagged ‘Lobos’

If Lobos Creek at Baker Beach is So Polluted, How Come Nobody Ever Gets Sick From It?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

And here’s the answer – apparently the water gets tested all the time and there hasn’t been a problem, you know, lately.

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I’ve always wondered.

Anyway, look for the signs…

Lobos Creek Takes Mountain Lake to Baker Beach – Why Does It Get So Foamy?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

IDK, just asking.

Here’s the outlet at Baker Beach:

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It runs clear. I mean I’ve never seen it not run clear. But if you let it run into a temporary diversion pond it gets all foamy. See?

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I know that this creek has a bad reputation for water quality, but I’ve never heard of anybody getting sick from it, and you’d think somebody would considering the thousands of people who go traipsing through it on a weekly basis.

So, IDK.

Lobos Creek Doesn’t Look Very Frisco at All

Monday, March 27th, 2017

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Wiki has a critical stance:

Broken pipes also leak raw sewage into the creek, causing a pool at Baker Beach and Lobos Creek where children play to be the most contaminated in the Bay Area.[5]

I would say, AT TIMES most contaminated, sure.

(It can’t be so so contaminated all of the time, right? Else our ER’s would be full, right? I mean, people swim in these pools on Baker Beach…)

The Signage Where Lobos Creek Drains onto Baker Beach Says What Now? – Something About Water Quality?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

FIrst of all, I think our Feds could do a better job with signage here, at Baker Beach:

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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…

The Bay Area Society of Exploration Checks Out the Steps of Sutro Heights

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

This is the way from the top of Golden Gate Park‘s Sutro Heights down to Point Lobos Avenue by the Cliff House. Or at least it used to be the way – now it peters out about 100 feet above the road. Oh well.

That’s the latest from Mr. Read of the Bay Area Society of Exploration.

Here’s his shot of the expedition:

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