Health officials in Los Angeles County issue cautionary advisory for five local beaches – NBC Los Angeles

High bacteria levels have led the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to advise against swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters at five local beaches. These beaches include Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State Beach, Mother Beach in Marina Del Rey, Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach, Santa Monica Pier, and Inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.

Recent testing has shown that bacterial levels at these beaches exceeded health standards. However, the department has removed earlier warnings for two storm drains located near Santa Monica South Tower 20 – Temescal Canyon storm drain at Will Rogers State Beach and Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica State Beach.

Beach conditions can be checked 24 hours a day on the county’s beach closure hotline at 1-800-525-5662. Additionally, additional information as well as a map of impacted locations can be found on the county’s website. It is important for people planning to spend Memorial Day weekend at the beach to exercise caution and follow public health advice to ensure their safety while enjoying their time outdoors.

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