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Beach Sampling Results, March 8

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

Leadbetter Beach

Refugio State Beach

Rincon Beach @ Rincon Point

Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point

Summerland Beach

WARNING

Arroyo Burro Beach

East Beach @ Mission Creek

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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