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Long Beach Health Officer Lifts Closure on Mother’s Beach and Beach at 56th Place in Alamitos Bay
Nelson Kerr, Manager
Environmental Health Bureau
Department of Health and Human Services

The City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has lifted the closure order on the final two swimming areas at Alamitos Bay. Mother’s Beach and 56th Place were re-opened this afternoon following consecutive lab results showing the water to be within State water quality standards. Alamitos Bay was closed for recreational water contact after a sewage spill on Monday, June 26. The cause of the spill is still under investigation.

For the latest status on Long Beach recreational beach water quality, call the Water Hotline at (562) 570-4199 or visit

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