Sewage Spill Closes L.B. Beaches

A 12,000 gallon sewage spill on Saturday, Feb. 11 in Compton flowed into the Los Angeles River. City of Long Beach officials ordered all open coastal beaches closed.

According to the Long Beach Post, this spill–attributed to a blocked sewer line–is similar to the Studio City spill of last year and Burbank spill in 2010, each effectively shutting down the coastal areas of Long Beach.

The Los Angeles River ends in Long Beach, where beaches will remain closed until the Long Beach Health Department testing indicates the water is safe to swimmers.  

For the latest status on Long Beach recreational beach water quality, call the Water Hotline at 562.570.4199.

For up-to-date beach closure information, download the free mobile app for iPhone and Android, or visit the Beach Report Card.

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