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Warning signs posted at Arroyo Burro Beach didn't stop a handful of surfers from taking advantage of the waves

Paul Wellman

Warning signs posted at Arroyo Burro Beach didn't stop a handful of surfers from taking advantage of the waves


Beach Sampling Results
December 14

Report of SB Channelkeeper’s Weekly Testing of Coastal Waters


Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the City of Santa Barbara have taken on the task of weekly bacteria testing at local beaches during the winter months since funding for County Environmental Health Services to conduct the winter sampling was eliminated. A WARNING beach status is issued when one or more of the bacterial health standards are exceeded.

OPEN

Butterfly Beach
Carpinteria City Beach
Carpinteria State Beach
East Beach @ Sycamore Creek
El Capitan State Beach
Goleta Beach
Hammonds Beach
Haskell’s Beach
Hope Ranch Beach
Refugio State Beach
Rincon Beach @ Rincon Point
Summerland Beach

WARNING

Arroyo Burro Beach
East Beach @ Mission Creek
Leadbetter Beach
Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point

OPEN = Sampling results indicate that water quality meets state health standards.

WARNING = Sampling results indicate bacterial levels exceed one or more state health standards at this location. Contact with ocean water may increase risk of illness. Swimmers are advised to stay out of the water a minimum of 50 yards away from both sides of creek mouths or storm drains.



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