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Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory

Due to the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after the rainfall. Individuals who enter the water in these areas could become ill.

This advisory will be in effect until at least Monday, March 13, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. This advisory may be extended depending on further rainfall.


• Torrance Beach at Malaga Cove.

• Mother’s Beach in Marina Del Rey.

• Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State beach.

• Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica.

• Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica Beach.

• Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach.

These warnings have been issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.

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