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City: Avoid Swimming in Ocean, Bay Waters for 3 Days After Rainfall

Unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, officials say.

City officials warn residents to stay away from the ocean and bay waters for three day after a rainfall. Patch file photo.
City officials warn residents to stay away from the ocean and bay waters for three day after a rainfall. Patch file photo.
From a city of Long Beach press release:

Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Mitchell Kushner, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the city of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours.

After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the city’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. 

State law requires all local public health agencies with recreational swimming areas to notify the public when conditions might affect the health of swimmers.

Further information may be obtained from the Health Department’s Water Quality Information Line at (562) 570-4199, or online athttp://www.longbeach.gov/health/eh/water/water_samples.asp

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