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    More West Coast Crap

    As usual, it rained more than an inch, and the city of San Diego just let 1.2 million gallons of raw sewage flow into the ocean. Right into Ocean Beach, where I live...

    Thanks San Diego... You rock! Rather than taxing citizens or paying the fines to fix your faulty sewage system, you just let 1.2 million flow down the san diego river.

    They sat there and watched for 22 straight hours and did nothing. The protocol is to just watch it happen. San Diego weezled its way out of paying the fines for the felonies activities. And now, they just wait until the sh** slows down, then they turn the system back on...

    The Point Loma facility hasn;t exploded yet this time, but im sure its only a matter of hours before they open that pipe up and start letting "partially" treated waste dump out...

    Looks like I will be surfing in La Jolla for the next few weeks...

    Such a shame. Every Lobster from Mission Bay to Mexico will now be poisonous. GREAT! They really blew it when the designed this city. 3 million people, high rises still popping up everywhere, and we cant even treat our own sewage properly....

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    Sorry for whining. I do it everytime I know.

    I also know that the midatlantic treatment plants have backup plans for this and apparently this kind of thing can't happen there...

    But still. Wildlife dead. Surf ruined for a while. Fishermans livelyhoods at stake... sucks regardless of where it is.

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    whats the big deal? it flows down to mexico anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by diewalrus View Post
    whats the big deal? it flows down to mexico anyway
    i hope like hell that you're just kidding...


    zach, i think one of the reasons for the backups here in the midatlantic/northeast region of the country is that it rains/snows a whole lot more here than it does in southern california. correct me if i'm wrong, but there are "only" 1 or 2 times a year when it rains so hard that it overloads the system (obviously that's 1 or 2 times more than preferable). in the fall/winter months here, it seems to rain on that scale 1 or 2 times per month. but it does occasionally happen here...but it is very, very rare.

    stay healthy! that really sucks b/c it seems like the surf has been pretty good out there lately!

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    when i was living in Hawaii this happened. The sewage system couldnt handle the surge so geniouses in Honolulu let er rip.....into the Ala wai canal. There was $#it in the water for months.....hell its still there just not as concentrated as the initial spill. Flesh eating bacteria is naturally ocurring but when you feed it a poo sandwich it multiplies rapidly. Not to mention the antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria and viruses that just were released from those pipes. Long story short....A 34 year old man was pushed into the Ala wai (a haouli that got into a scuffle with some "locals" that think their hawaiian) and the miniscule cuts on his hands and knees got infected with staff and flesh eating bacteria. Within 3 days they amputated all four limbs (legs and arms) in an attempt to save his life....He died within 7 days of being pushed into raw sewage. A woman was surfing bowls (at ala moana) and fell on the $hit covered reef and got a small gash on her butt cheek. THey amputated the entire butt cheek. Luckilly she lived. There was a guy walking down the beach beach combing (at ala moana beachpark) and he said he had a small cut on his toe from several days prior that was already healing and never touched the water. He ended up losing most of his foot from a staff infection a week later. When they first let the sewage flow there were no warnings for a few days. After the guy died they closed the whole south shore around town for an entire month. Needless to say, plenty of waves went unridden. People were afraid to surf around the whole island. Even North shore was relatively empty. I scored Mokulaia for two weeks by myself overhead and perfect. Anyway....I would stay out of the water for a while.
    Out here (delmarva) we dont have the same systems as LA and Honolulu. Partly because its flat and you dont get the mountain runoff which is amplified when it pours. And the sewage systems are different too.

    So thanks Muffi Hannemann for $h!tting on Hawaii....chump

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanisnotasbigaswethink View Post
    when i was living in Hawaii this happened. The sewage system couldnt handle the surge so geniouses in Honolulu let er rip.....into the Ala wai canal. There was $#it in the water for months.....hell its still there just not as concentrated as the initial spill. Flesh eating bacteria is naturally ocurring but when you feed it a poo sandwich it multiplies rapidly. Not to mention the antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria and viruses that just were released from those pipes. Long story short....A 34 year old man was pushed into the Ala wai (a haouli that got into a scuffle with some "locals" that think their hawaiian) and the miniscule cuts on his hands and knees got infected with staff and flesh eating bacteria. Within 3 days they amputated all four limbs (legs and arms) in an attempt to save his life....He died within 7 days of being pushed into raw sewage. A woman was surfing bowls (at ala moana) and fell on the $hit covered reef and got a small gash on her butt cheek. THey amputated the entire butt cheek. Luckilly she lived. There was a guy walking down the beach beach combing (at ala moana beachpark) and he said he had a small cut on his toe from several days prior that was already healing and never touched the water. He ended up losing most of his foot from a staff infection a week later. When they first let the sewage flow there were no warnings for a few days. After the guy died they closed the whole south shore around town for an entire month. Needless to say, plenty of waves went unridden. People were afraid to surf around the whole island. Even North shore was relatively empty. I scored Mokulaia for two weeks by myself overhead and perfect. Anyway....I would stay out of the water for a while.
    Out here (delmarva) we dont have the same systems as LA and Honolulu. Partly because its flat and you dont get the mountain runoff which is amplified when it pours. And the sewage systems are different too.

    So thanks Muffi Hannemann for $h!tting on Hawaii....chump
    i remember hearing & reading about this...it was 2005, i think, around the same time my father had a mild MRSA infection in his knee from hitting a reef in panama earlier that summer. he ended up being very lucky...he "only" has arthritis in that knee & no cartiledge to cushion it b/c the bacteria ate it all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    Sorry for whining. I do it everytime I know.

    I also know that the midatlantic treatment plants have backup plans for this and apparently this kind of thing can't happen there...

    But still. Wildlife dead. Surf ruined for a while. Fishermans livelyhoods at stake... sucks regardless of where it is.
    Don't ever stop complaining. I feel like I'm one of the very few people who pays attention to this kind of ****, it's nice to know other people actually care, too.