Beach Sampling Results, January 25

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is conducting weekly bacteria testing at area beaches during the winter months thanks to funding from the County of Santa Barbara (with the exception of Leadbetter, Arroyo Burro and East Beach, which are sampled by the City of Santa Barbara). A WARNING beach status is issued when one or more of the bacterial health standards are exceeded.

Samples were taken on Tuesday during the storm event. After a significant rainfall, stormwater runoff draining into creeks and the ocean can contain high levels of bacteria and pollutants. Santa Barbara County of Public Health advises folks to avoid contact with ocean and creek water until at least 3 days after a heavy rainfall.

OPEN

Butterfly Beach

Carpinteria City Beach

Carpinteria State Beach

El Capitan State Beach

Hope Ranch Beach

Refugio State Beach

Rincon Beach @ Rincon Point

Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point

Summerland Beach

WARNING

Arroyo Burro Beach

East Beach @ Mission Creek

East Beach @ Sycamore Creek

Goleta Beach

Hammonds Beach

Haskell’s Beach

Leadbetter Beach

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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