For Immediate Release:
July 29, 2021
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health continues cautioning residents who are planning to visit several Los Angeles County beaches, including beaches near Hyperion, to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
Recent special ocean water sampling conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday July 28th determined that an additional beach area near Hyperion exceeded state standards for bacteria in water.
Note that no untreated sewage is currently being discharged into the ocean and ocean waters bacterial levels often fluctuate from day to day and can be impacted by recent rain events.
Lifeguards have been notified to post yellow advisory signs and the Public Health Beach Water Quality webpage has been updated.
Affected beach areas still exceeding state standards include:
El Segundo Beach
Dockweiler State Beach
Additional beach areas near Hyperion include:
Public Health team members continue conducting door-to-door outreach to the community impacted by the plants odors and will continue this activity through tomorrow.
Other beaches under advisory also include the below beach areas. These advisories are very likely due to day-to-day fluctuations in ocean water bacteria levels. At this time, there is no reason to suspect these increases in beach water bacteria are due to the recent sewage discharge at Hyperion.
The following beach areas sample results identified water quality levels within State standards and yesterday’s warnings have been lifted:
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: Beach Water Quality website or contact the County's beach advisory hotline: 1-800-525-5662 where recorded information on beach conditions is available 24-hours a day.
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