The following is a water quality report for beaches in wet weather from Oct. 28 to Nov. 28 compiled from data courtesy of Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental group.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommends that people avoid the water 72-hours after a rainfall due to elevated fecal bacteria concentrations.
Surfers: There is a West Northwest Swell building that could see sets in the double overhead range in some spots in L.A. County. The surf will diminish by Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Grades are based on an A+ to F scale. Grades indicate the likelihood of swimmers becoming ill. Water samples are analyzed for bacteria – enterococcus, total and fecal coliforms. The report does not measure the amount of trash or toxins found at local beaches.
Please note: The last sampling date was Wednesday, therefore although beach grades reflect the rain that hit the L.A. area on Wednesday, they do not include the additional rain on Thursday and Friday that may have worsened conditions.
Additionally, no wet weather data is available for most beach in the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Long Beach area.
Dark Blue Marker = A+
Light Blue Marker = A
Green Marker = B
Yellow Marker = C
Pink = D
Red Marker = F
Purple Marker = No sample taken