4 Los Angeles County beaches remain under high bacteria warning

Four Los Angeles County beaches remain under health advisories this week due to high bacteria in the water.

Recent water sampling by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health showed that the Santa Monica Pier, Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey, the 40th Street Extension in Manhattan Beach and the Manhattan Beach Pier were all retested this week for high levels of unsafe bacteria routine water sampling.

County health officials are warning beachgoers not to swim, surf and play in the ocean until bacteria levels fall below state standards.

According to the Department of Public Health website, LA County seawater is analyzed for three types of indicator bacteria: total coliform, Enterococcus, and E. coli. While these bacteria are typically found in the natural environment as well as in the intestinal tracts of warm-blooded animals (including humans), their abundance can indicate the presence of other disease-causing bacteria and viruses.

Earlier this week, San Pedro’s Inner Cabrillo Beach was lifted after water samples showed bacterial levels had returned to normal.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-10-05/beaches-bacteria-los-angeles-santa-monica-manhattan-beach-marina-del-rey 4 Los Angeles County beaches remain under high bacteria warning

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