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*Updated* Ocean Water Closure Due to Sewage Release

*Updated* Ocean Water Closure Due to Sewage Release 600 117 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

February 5, 2024
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*Updated* Ocean Water Closure Due to Sewage Release

Avoid Water Contact 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued an ocean water closure for the following area due to the release of untreated sewage, which has now stopped. The initial report of approximately 1,000,000 gallons has been revised to 5,000,000 gallons:

  • Cabrillo Beach Ocean Waters in San Pedro — Entire area

Public Health officials are advising residents or visitors planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to avoid contact with ocean water in the areas noted above. A sewage discharge occurred on February 5, 2024, at approximately 6 a.m., resulting in an estimated at five million gallons entering the Dominguez Channel, which terminates near Cabrillo Beach.

The ocean water closure will remain in effect until Public Health receives sampling results indicating that bacterial levels meet health standards.

Please note that the Rain Advisory has been extended until Wednesday, February 7th warning residents to avoid contact with all ocean waters.

Recorded information on beach conditions is available 24- hours a day on the County’s beach closure hotline: 1-800-525-5662.  To view map of impacted locations and for more information please visit: PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/Beach/.

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