City officials advise against visiting beaches and bays in Long Beach for the next three days following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours, the city announced Sunday.
This advisory will be extended if the rain continues, according to Dr. Anissa Davis, the city’s health officer.
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.
State law requires all local public health agencies with recreational swimming areas to notify the public when conditions might affect the health of swimmers. For more information regarding the health department’s water quality, call 562-570-4199, or visit their website here.