Los Angeles Beaches Among State’s Best and Worst for Water Pollution
Los Angeles Beaches Among State’s Best and Worst for Water Pollution.
Heal the Bay, a local environmental nonprofit group for clean water, released its annual California Beach Report Card in June.
The list measures water pollution at beaches around the state, tracking progress over time and also looking at pre- and post-drought conditions.
The Santa Monica Pier area and Marina del Rey’s Mother’s Beach both received “D” grades on the report card, as the sixth- and ninth-dirtiest beaches, respectively.
Four beaches received “F’ grades, including the San Clemente Pier in Orange County.
The news wasn’t all bad for LA, however.
Four more county beaches also managed to receive “A+” grades.
In Malibu, El Matador State Beach and Malibu Point were included on the list’s honor roll.
Palos Verdes Estates’ Bluff Cove and Rancho Palos Verdes’s Portuguese Bend Cove also received high marks.
Summer dry weather (April through October) scores have been trending upward in LA County from 2011 to 2016, as 93 percent of Los Angeles beaches received an “A” score this time around — much higher than the average of 76 percent over the entire time frame.