Dockweiler

Photo courtesy California Beaches.com

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Special water sampling has determined the water quality level at several Los Angeles County beaches near Dockweiler State Beach has returned to state standards, the Department of Public Health announced.

   The department began issuing warnings Wednesday night to be careful of swimming, surfing and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers at Dockweiler State Beach at Ballona Creek (near Dockweiler Tower 40); and the Culver Boulevard, Imperial Highway and Westchester storm drains.

   The advisory was also lifted Monday for Santa Monica Beach at the Pico-Kenter storm drain; and Topanga Canyon Beach at Topanga Canyon Lagoon in Malibu.

   Lifeguards have been notified to remove all posted advisory signs, according to the department.

   The lone beach remaining under the advisory is Avalon Beach at Catalina Island (50 feet east of the pier).

   Recorded information on beach conditions is available 24 hours a day on the county's beach closure hotline, 800-525-5662. Information is also available on the Department of Public Health's website, PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/Beach/.