‘High Bacteria’ warnings at Beach City beaches, and Palos Verdes
Yellow “High Bacteria” warning signs greeted beachgoers in the three beach cities, and in Palos Verdes Friday morning. A press release issued by the Los Angeles County Health Department advised local beach goers “to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters… because Ocean water bacteria level exceeds state standards and may cause illness.”
The warning coincided with a County Health Department heat advisory warning, effective through Saturday.
The local “High Bacteria” warning signs did not result in the beaches being closed. Were the beaches to be closed, typically because of a sewage spill, red warning signs would be posted, a Los Angeles County spokesperson said.
Yellow “High Bacteria” signs were posted at the water’s edge at the following South Bay beaches:
- Avenue I in Redondo, 100 yards up and down the beach from the storm drain.
- Bluff Cove in Palos Verdes, the entire swim area.
- Hermosa Beach, 100 yards up and down the beach from the pier.
- Malaga Cove Creek in Palos Verdes, the entire swim area.
- Manhattan Beach,100 yards up and down the beach from the pier.
- Sapphire Street, Redondo Beach, 100 yards up and down the beach from Sapphire Street.
Recorded information on beach conditions is available 24 hours a day on the County’s beach closure hotline: 1-800- 525-5662. To view the map of impacted locations and for more information, please visit PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/Beach.