After a decent amount of rain in Southern California this morning, health officials are advising swimmers and surfers to beware of discharging storm drains near creeks, river mouths and beaches. Water quality is low after rainfall and in these areas, a serious hazard to your health.
Weather forecasters predict more rain will be passing through much of LA County these next few days, making it almost record breaking for the month of May in sunny SoCal. The beach and ocean runoff advisory is to be held until at least late Thursday afternoon. As the rain sweeps through our city streets it brings the bacteria along with it to our oceans. This potentially causes bacterial infections, illnesses and disease to surfers, swimmers and beach goers.
Ocean patrons should keep clear of these runoff areas until the advisory is lifted by county health and environmental officials. Read more information on LATimes.com.