Santa Barbara Bodies of Water “Impaired,” Report Says

Various Pollutants, Including Fecal Coliform, Affect 42

In a report released last week by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, dozens of Santa Barbara County bodies of water and watersheds were preliminarily identified as being “impaired” due to various pollutant levels. Though the Control Board won’t vote until this summer on which bodies of water make the official list, Santa Barbara County had 42 infected bodies of water-26 more than the last time such a study was conducted in 2006. Included on the list for raised levels of fecal coliform are Arroyo Burro and Mission Creeks, Rincon Point, Devereux Creek, Sycamore Creek, and the Santa Ynez River below Lompoc.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Volunteers in Policing Is Looking for 10 Good Men and Women

An eye-opening volunteer program at Santa Barbara Police Department.

Alvarado and Ford File for School Board

Mark M. Alvarado and Kate Ford registered to run for the Santa Barbara Unified school board.

Thousands Received DACA Relief After Lawsuits Filed

Renewal applications have totaled 117,446 since program suspension was overturned.

Bank Robbery Suspect Kills Self in Bathroom

[Update] The suspect in the Goleta Rabobank robbery has been identified as Keith David Goodwin, believed to ...

News-Press’ Found to Owe Union and Employees $2.2 Million

National Labor Relations Board puts money amount on employee losses since 2006.