PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

6/28/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:062817C
Subject:
Long Beach Health Officer Re-Opens Colorado Lagoon, Marine Stadium Beaches and Bayshore After Sewage Spill
Mother’s Beach and Beach at 56th Place Remain Closed
Contact:
Nelson Kerr, Manager
Environmental Health Bureau
Department of Health and Human Services
562.570.4170
Nelson.Kerr@longbeach.gov




The City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has lifted the closure order at Colorado Lagoon, Marine Stadium and Bayshore in Alamitos Bay. These areas were reopened after consecutive lab results were shown to be within state water quality standards.

Mother’s Beach and 56th Place will remain closed until lab results indicate they are within state standards.

Alamitos Bay was closed for recreational water contact after a sewage spill on Monday, June 26. The cause of the spill is still under investigation.

For the latest status on Long Beach recreational beach water quality, call the Water Hotline at (562) 570-4199 or visit http://www.longbeach.gov/health/inspections-and-reporting/inspections/recreational-water-samples/.

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