Long Beach beaches remain closed today following a sewage spill on Monday that has now released about 2.4 million gallons of sewage into the Los Angeles River due to a broken pipe in Los Angeles, authorities said.
Long Beach’s Colorado Lagoon and Mother’s Beach have been re-opened for ‘full body water contact’ by city health officials following the spill of about 700 gallons of sewage Tuesday night.
Long Beach health officials on Thursday reopened the final section of open coastal beaches that were initially closed more than two weeks ago, when a large sewage spill 33 miles upstream from the city caused high bacteria levels.
Long Beach health officials re-opened coastal beaches east of Molino Avenue on Thursday after lab results showed bacteria levels within state standards, according to a press release.
The level of bacteria tested in Long Beach’s open waters is improving, but still not safe enough for swimmers, after 250,000 gallons of sewage spilled 33 miles upstream from the city last week, health officials said Monday.
City beaches were ordered closed this afternoon after 250,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the city of San Gabriel’s storm system Tuesday morning—about 33 miles upstream from Long Beach—city health officials announced.
A sewage spill Wednesday night in Alamitos Bay has resulted in a beach closure for all swimming areas of the bay.