Humboldt Bay Closure

Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m. / Environment

The bay is closed for food harvest due to a sewage spill in Arcata. City of Arcata's Eric Lust filled in the details for KHUM listeners. He says over 1,000 gallons are estimated to have entered Arcata Bay last week, and officials are awaiting lab results before giving the go-ahead to local oyster farmers. 

Eric Lust Audio

In addition to having spill sensors, Arcata relies on citizen tips. 

The City of Arcata  has implemented a Sewer Overflow Reporting Program. By promptly reporting an overflow, the City is able to minimize the impact to the environment. To report a sewer back-up or overflow, please call the Environmental Services Department at 707-822-8184. After hours, call the after-hours emergency number at 822-2424.