Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory issued for all L.A. County beaches

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued an Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory for all beaches across L.A. County.

Beachgoers are discouraged from entering the water until at least Tuesday at 11 a.m., the health department said in a release.

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“Due to current rainfall, [the health department] advises beach users to avoid all water contact, especially near discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers due to potentially higher bacteria levels in these areas,” public health officials said. “This includes any runoff that may flow onto or pond on the beach sand.”

Individuals who enter the water in these areas could become ill, according to the health department.

“Ocean and bay waters – especially those near discharging storm drains – can become contaminated with bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas,” the health department’s release said.

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The advisory may be extended past Tuesday morning depending on further rainfall, officials confirmed.

For more information on beach conditions, call L.A. County’s beach closure hotline at 1-800-525-5662.

To view a map of impacted locations, click here.

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