The beaches here in L.A. County should have water that is just as clean and beautiful as the clear turquoise water of the above photo taken at Emerald Bay, Catalina Island! A bay that is only 26 miles off our coast!
"... Beach Closed at portions of Venice Beach and Dockweiler Beach. This Beach Closure extends from Ballona Creek to 1/4 Mile North and South of the creek, and is a result of a sewage discharge. ..." -- Watch-the-water-dot-org
"... About 5,000 gallons of sewage spilled into Ballona Creek Wednesday, prompting Los Angeles County health officials to post warnings at the beaches for people to keep clear of the water.
Tree roots apparently blocked a set of Los Angeles city-owned sewer pipes leading to a condominium complex in the 4200 block of Wilshire Boulevard around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, but the problem wasn't reported until seven hours later, according to Cora Jackson-Fossett, a spokeswoman for the city's Bureau of Sanitation. ..." -- KNX 1070 News Radio
5000 gallons from a condo complex equal 40,000 pounds of sewage. Ergo, this leak; (Read as flood), has been going on for quite some time. Hmmm, say 5,000 toilet flushes?
The L.A. County is over developed with cement, oil, and trash. It should have NO runoff into the ocean at all. This includes the L.A. river, the gutters, the creeks, and river mouths. All the above should be routed to treatment facilities or dammed and treated for farming and power generation. Swimming in an ocean at a large metropolitan city should not be a health issue but today it is.