I just received results by email this morning from Dr. Berg , passing it along to all of the Kaua'i surfers.
Mahalo everyone for going out in the rain and the FLAT conditions. You got the samples before the flooding took place as evident in the high salinity at most locations. Special thanks to new sampler Phil, doing PK's on the South Shore for the first time.
The Bowl <10
Rock Quarry 20
Wailua Beach <10
Kalapaki Bay 121
Kalapaki Stream 4106
Niumalu Beach Park 422
Salt Pond <10
If I see no evidence of bacteria in the test, the count is below the detection limit of 10.
No one sample should be greater than 104, and the mean should be less than 35.
Check the Surfrider Kauai website at http://surfriderkauai.ning.com/
for complete details.
Kalapaki Stream was backed up by a small sandbar, which had just broken loose. The water in the stream was BAD and it did reach out into the bay.
Niumalu County Beach Park was also BAD, probably because of stuff washing down the stream.
And then there is Pakalas, BAD again.
Carl J. Berg, Ph.D.
Surfrider Foundation Kauai