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  • Tracey

    Warning: swimmer’s itch is still lurking in the water at Crab Cove. On another bay water front, I
    took a group of kids to Crab Cove last Thursday during low tide since
    I saw no posting about the dreaded “swimmer’s itch” of last year.
    The next day, my legs were covered in extremely itchy mosquito-looking
    bumps that are finally beginning to clear up today.

    I searched the web for who monitors and posts warnings about beach
    water and emailed the incident to the AC gov web site. I see today
    they are now posting a warning about the problem, at least on their
    web site. The warning system about the water quality leaves something
    to be desired.
    http://www.acgov.org/aceh/recreational/beaches.htm

    Apparently it’s worst at low tide and not harmful, just annoying.
    http://alamedasun.com/index.php?Itemid=90&id=1688&option=com_content&task=view

    It’s sad to see the bay’s water quality compromised by invasive
    species and recent oil spills, amongst other contaminates, I’m sure.
    Here’s ways we can all help.
    http://www.savesfbay.org/site/pp.asp?c=dgKLLSOwEnH&b=474297