Ocean water quality issued to multiple beaches in Malibu

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Archive photo 2022. Photo by Samantha Bravo/TMT.

County’s Public Health Department issued a bacteria advisory for 16 beaches including seven in Malibu.

The department collects samples weekly from various sites year-round to test and monitor bacteria levels. On Thursday, the division found the ocean water at seven Malibu beaches throughout the county exceeded state standards for bacterial levels.

  • Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach
  • Latigo Shore Drive in Malibu
  • Walnut Creek at Paradise Cove
  • Escondido Creek at Escodido State Beach
  • Castlerock Storm Drain at Topanga County Beach
  • Las Flores Creek at Las Flores State Beach
  • Puerco Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach

The Department of Public Health discourages swimming in the water at the beach because it may cause illness.