O.C., L.A. Counties Have 4 of 10 Dirtiest Beaches In California, Report Says

SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — Ocean water quality at Southern California beaches continues to improve in part because the drought causes less rain runoff, according to a report released Thursday by Heal the Bay.

But Los Angeles and Orange counties are still home to 4 of the 10 most-polluted beaches in the state, the environmental group said.

According to its “2015-16 Beach Report Card,” 92 percent of Los Angeles County’s 88 beaches scored A or B grades in terms of pollutants during the summer months of April to October of last year.

The results were roughly on par with the previous year’s results, but a 6-percent boost over the county’s average for the past five years.

Three beaches in Los Angeles County made the “Beach Bummer” list of the state’s most polluted beaches:

  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey
  • Redondo Municipal Pier

Orange County had one beach on the most-polluted list — Monarch Beach in the Dana Point area.

Read more and see the video at CBSLA.com.


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