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All County Beaches Posted Against Use Until Friday, October 8

Recent rain said to have caused contaminated storm drain runoff

 

October 8, 2021

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Every single beach in the county is deemed to have unsafe levels of bacteria and should be avoided until Friday morning, according to officials

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters due to possible contamination caused by storm drain discharge.

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Will Rogers Beach and the Santa Monica Pier are no exception

Ocean and bay recreational waters, especially near discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers can be contaminated with bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas after a rain fall. Individuals who enter the water in these areas could become ill. Rain advisories remain in effect for 72 hours after the rainfall ends.

Advisory for ALL County beaches until Friday October 8 at 7:00 A.M.

Recorded information on beach conditions is available 24- hours a day on the County's beach closure hotline: 1-800- 525-5662. Information is also available online at our website: PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/Beach/.

 

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