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Closure Lifted for Beaches West of Belmont Pier
General Rain Advisory Issued
Nelson Kerr, Manager
Environmental Health Bureau
Department of Health and Human Services

Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is re-opening all swimming areas west of the Belmont Pier, which were closed last Thursday due to a sewage spill.  Water testing results for all sites west of the Belmont Pier are currently in compliance with state water quality standards.

After the re-opening of the western beaches, the Health Officer is now issuing a general rain advisory for all recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach, following the rain experienced last night and early this morning. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory is in effect through Friday, March 2, 2018 and may be extended if additional rain occurs prior to that date.

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

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